21 October, 2020

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Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Draft Resolution In UNHRC

By S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

Looking at history, we see there have been political and ethnic conflicts attempting secession from aggressors. Some were successful, a few are pending and a very few had sad endings.

It is too early to consider whether the political and ethnic conflict of the Tamils in the Island of Sri Lanka has to come to an end. Of course there are many tragic and disappointing incidents which have occurred. There are many questions to be answered.

The Biafran conflict between 1967 to 1970 in the South Eastern provinces of Nigeria was a very successful case of self-proclaimed independence, supported and recognised by a few States. Unfortunately the same had a very tragic ending.

During the Presidency of General Yakubu Gowon of Nigeria, the 30 months Biafran war ended with an unconditional cease-fire. A few years ago, I met General Gowon in an international conference. During our friendly discussion, he explained that, as soon as the Biafrans declared unconditional cease-fire, he declared that “there would be no victory and no defeat”. A period of rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation followed. This paved the way for the Nigerian economy to start to boom, with the country’s huge oil reserves.

Today nobody talks about Biafra and there have been no punitive mechanisms on Nigeria, especially regarding Biafra. The Nigeria-Biafra war teaches a lesson to dictators and warmongerers about making positive approaches towards a people who a state claims as their own citizens.

The Tamils in the North and East in the island of Sri Lanka have some similarities to the Biafran people.

When we talk about the present government in Sri Lanka, the majority of the people in the South say it is “Rajapaksa’s government” rather than the “Sri Lankan government”. Many are ashamed of what happened during and at the end of the war, in “Mullivaigzhal” in May 2009.

Unlike in Nigeria, Rajapaksa’s regime celebrates the victory endlessly. In fact, it was a victory helped hugely by the international community. These celebrations by Rajapasa’s regime run the risk of motivating Tamil youths and the future generation to take revenge on the Sri Lanka rulers.

Realities

Today, at government level, corruption in Sri Lanka is at a peak. Press black-outs, white-van kidnappings, violations against women are terrible and the island has become a haven for narcotic dealers. The situation in the North and East is worse than ever before. As the international community is well aware of this situation, I do not have to go into detail.

Rajapaksa’s regime is spending much time and massive sums of money on its international lobby to justify the massacres that took place at the end of the war.  However, the Rajapaksas’ position is that what happened and what is happening in the North and East is an internal affair – giving the government every right to go on the rampage killing and massacring the Tamils. Outsiders should ‘shut up and watch’. In fact, this was the practice long before the United Nations was established.

These days, action on the war crimes, crimes against humanity and human rights violations committed by Sri Lanka, by all regimes and all parties, has gradually moved into the hands of the international community.

It is true that since the establishment of the UN, the situation in member states has been monitored. But there are problems with this inter-governmental body. One of the main organs of the UN, the Human Rights Council – HRC, is politicised.

Therefore any decision or voting by any state in this august forum, is always considered within their alliances rather than in the light of the realities of the violations.  This makes any scrutiny by this body more difficult. No resolution in this forum can be achieved without the support of at least a few Asian and African countries.

In the on-going 25th session of the HRC, the statements by South Africa and Zimbabwe are most worrying. Their position is that any problems have to be sorted by the people of those countries itself. This is ridiculous. If this had been the position of the world in the past, even today white rule would have continued in Rhodesia, present Zimbabwe and in South Africa.

Good

The positive thing about Sri Lanka and the Tamils is that there is a third resolution on the way and each resolution is advancing on a constructive path. Those who know the pain of gaining votes can see that the third resolution is moving in the right direction.

Even though there is nothing directly indicating “international investigation” in the draft resolution, we cannot ignore the fact that the present draft embodies a huge international involvement or action in any future investigation by Sri Lanka. In other words, if this draft resolution is successfully passed during the last week of the current session, then Rajapaksa’s regime has no say in any future investigations.

The draft resolution gives authority to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR.  Here we cannot ignore the fact, that the present OHCHR is headed by a Judge on the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Ms Navaneetham Pillay was also a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda – ICTR for eight long years and she served as the President of the same for four years. One cannot ignore many groundbreaking findings  by the ICTR. Therefore, it is very simple to understand the direction in which Sri Lanka is being taken by the international community

Bad

The behaviour of Rajapaksa’s regime is like a Super power or even worse than Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Colonel Gaddafi of Libya.

Sri Lanka continues to reject and to publicly say that it does not accept even the first resolution. This should make those who table the resolutions understand that even if there were another ten follow-up ones; none would be accepted by Sri Lanka.

It is ridiculous to see that while Rajapaksa’s regime rejected this draft resolution, some sections of diaspora groups also came out with childish and harsh statements about it! This is very unfortunate. They neither understood the proceedings of the HRC nor the promises or attitudes of politicians.

English novelist, George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) once said “Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”.

The talk of the town is that the latest draft resolution is ‘watered down’ from the original. This talk lacks maturity and observations. Any resolution coming in any forum will be watered down. While lobbying for votes for any draft resolution, it is always watered down – the text reduces and increases – until eventually the text is finalized at the last minute. Therefore those who are making statements should be cautious. Even the present draft may not be the final text on the voting day.

I fully agree that more delay will cause more colonization, buddisation, militarization and sinhalisation in the North and East. But we should bear in mind that presently it is the international community which is answerable to the Tamils.

We should not forget the fact that with all these ups and down, even today the Sri Lankan affair or even the Tamils affair has not reached the UN General Assembly or the UN Security Council.

Therefore we cannot gamble and jeopardize the lives of the people on the ground.

Ugly

It is a real shame that countries like China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Pakistan and a few others are working so closely with a country which is accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. But they are still shamelessely justifying the most well documented massacres.

It is not acceptable that since the armed struggle started, every Sri Lankan ruler has ignored the Tamils’ genuine political grievances and defined them as a “terrorist problem”. It is obvious that Sri Lankan rulers have been shifting the goal posts on a political solution for the last six decades.

Since 1972, the excuse has been that a two third majority in parliament is needed. The present government has a two third majority in parliament but they still found a good excuse. The Tamil National Alliance – TNA is not participating in the Parliamentary Select Committee – PSC. Yet if the TNA participated in the PSC, they would be bullied for putting forward any political demand and obviously no demand would be accepted by the PSC.

Therefore, the government should implement the political solution they have for the Tamils. This would give a chance for the International community to see Sri Lanka’s seriousness about reconciliation. However, the ‘Mahavamsa’; a distorted interpretation of Buddhism containing the origins and ideology of the oppression inflicted on Tamils, has a great influence on any political solution to the Tamils.

The international community should take note that the latest thinking of the Sri Lankan government is that, the present High Commissioner for Human Rights will serve only until next September. Once she terminates her term, they can cleverly manage with a new High Commissioner.

I repeat here what I said in my last article, If the International independent investigation does not take place, or drags its feet, this will give birth to another war at some stage. Certainly it will have the support and recognition of many!” That is the time when the heroes and saviours of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka would become hated by their own people. More lessons to be learned and taught.

Conclusion

The Tamil diaspora groups who are not happy with the resolution should take note of what was said by the former HCHR Louis Arbour! As the President of the International Crisis Group, Louis Arbour said that, “A commission is also likely to uncover evidence of abuses by the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a form that would be hard for Tamils and Tamil organizations to deny. That would deflate a romanticization of the Tigers among Tamils that keeps alive Sinhalese fears that the Tamil insurgency might resume, and also gives the government an excuse for continued militarization and repression”.

Even today there is no unity among the Tamils in the ground and among the diaspora. There are Tamils who think an economic embargo could be an effective punitive measure on Sri Lanka. But it is shame to say that they themselves import many items from Sri Lanka, giving Rajapaksa’s regime very good revenue.

Those who are against the present draft resolution should think that, if a strong resolution is tabled and if it is defeated in a voting, what would be the position of the international community, people living in the ground and the diapora……

If the resolution is lost, those who are anti-capitalist will say that USA did it deliberately, those who are against the colonial master, will say United Kingdom has mishandled it and those who are anti-Indian will say that this is the work of Indians. Are we inviting any such unwarranted scenario to earn further insult and humiliation?

Finally if the talk of the town is genuine, if the USA managed to have some deal on Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, will another resolution on Sri Lanka be tabled by the USA in the 28th session? Likewise there will more delicate situations arising in the near future.

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    “The Tamil diaspora groups who are not happy with the resolution should take note of what was said by the former HCHR Louis Arbour! As the President of the International Crisis Group, Louis Arbour said that, “A commission is also likely to uncover evidence of abuses by the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a form that would be hard for Tamils and Tamil organizations to deny. That would deflate a romanticization of the Tigers among Tamils that keeps alive Sinhalese fears that the Tamil insurgency might resume, and also gives the government an excuse for continued militarization and repression”.” – reproduced from your article

    I have read your endless articles on Tamil websites praising and romaticizing the Tigers and their operatives, for example the one who got killed in France. I find your above paragraph exposes very hypocritical. Any investigation must consider violations by all sides (GoSL, LTTE, Paramilitaries).

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      A very pertinent and pointed comment. 80% of the complaints regarding the war-disappeared are directed a the LTTE at the present point in time. As Ann Arbour has correctly pointed an impartial and in-depth inquiry may reveal the culpability of both sides and the degrees of this culpability. Such an inquiry may through comparison and contrast, mitigate the crimes committed by the armed forces. An inquiry will be a double edged sword.

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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        Yes, by all means, the Tamils deserve justice for what the Rajapakse regime did to them. But, the point is, every time 4,000 Tamil Diaspora demonstrate outside the UN with the disgusting LTTE flag of guns & bullets an International Independent Investigation is delayed by another 10 yrs…!!!

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      Is your point is that you read Tamil and English?

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        Given your point that you can say one thing in Tamil and write another in English I gather you belong to the school of Hypocrats

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          Hypoclint,you sound a boring man.

          Try a Barbara Cartland

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            A case of clearly not being able to come up with a useful argument is evident…do continue

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              Scumbag he lives in the land of Surrealism
              Therefore I don’t need to waste my time with potshots like you.

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                Why then did you waste your time with the previous two nonsensical comments. Have the guts to look at the issue and address comments.

                This author who writes on various Tamil media outlets points the finger at rest of the Tamil diaspora groups to come out of their romanticism of the Tigers. Yet this very same author continues to write on Tamil websites praising tigers and the killed French Tamil operative who was accused of extorting funds from Tamil run businesses in France. The author of this article who also lives in France cannot pretend ignorance to the fact the man he praised was already convicted by the French court, sentenced to 5 years “for extortion, financing terrorism and membership of a criminal gang as part of a broader investigation into racketeering in the Sri Lankan expatriate community” as was widely reported in the French media. (source French media: http://f24.my/PuMHqK) Given this background I consider the author’s comment highly hypocritical in nature. Secondly any international investigation will investigate allegations of HR violations on all sides whether government backed paramilitaries, the government it self or the tigers. Otherwise the government itself will trash any such investigation. Even the present draft resolution asks violations by all sides to be investigated.

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                  “Have the guts to look at the issue and address comments.”

                  If he (sihala/tamil/european/american /indian/porki/chino) was wrong I would have literally raped him without any bodies permission.

                  Take a book and read what is freedom and responsibility in western civilization rather than try to lecture me about what that jobless DJ with blood on both hands and Mango/Fatfuck had to say about the murder. Neither you nor DJ/mango know French to even discuss about it.

                  Your behaviour is nothing short of Buro/Buruwa Bullshitosis.

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                  Bull, we will recommend you for the most high award for your findings.

                  Wait for the postman.

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              Even without the murdered man (who organised the Oxford protest) Rajapassa the war criminal did not arrive at London on the 10th March for the Commonwealth Summit to meet the Queen- goo baye! Ha ha.

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      Dayan is hell bent on proving is importance by coming up with increasingly scary scenarios for GoSL. Poor fellow must be feeling a little down given some of his scary stuff didn’t transpire as he hoped

      BullDust – March 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      You should name you as BULLDOZER than BullDust

      You should name you as BULLDOZER than BullDust

      You should name you as BULLDOZER than BullDust

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      BullDog, that is call democracy.

      S. V. Kirubaharan looks like a reall democrate to us.

      You are wasting your time.

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        Please read my comment above in detail and see the background to my original comment.

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      Dust Bull

      Sorry to know that you didnt know the new dimplomacy.

      That is hypocrazy.

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    Kiruba is clever Isn’t he?.

    He wants his LTTE mates to keep mum.. Because their own friend Louisa says, that the Diaspora Tamils would be in the shits, when the UN inquiry reports to the West about , the Tiger’s record on Human Rights.

    Not that the West doesn’t know about them..

    But there are a few important points in his spiel.

    The most important is his threat about the new Tiger Front from the inhabitant Tamils.

    Canadian Tamil journo David Jeyaraj said all better educated in the North have migrated to Colombo or Canada, implying that only the non or semi educated are left under the Vellalas in the North.

    Is that the lot Kiruba has in mind to start the next Tiger Front?.

    Or has he got plans to send any from the Diaspora, when the Vellala CM gets the TNA Police and Land Titles. and get rid of the Army from the North?.

    Is it the non Vellala clan who the Diaspora heavies have in mind to use as Cannon Fodder yet again?.

    On the second important point he raise about the current UN HR Chief’s impending pension,, shouldn’ Ms Pillai refrain from participating in any UN enquiry, because of her Tamil ethnicity and bias towards the LTTE and the Diaspora?.

    With her International Judiciary credentials that Kiruba is carrying on about , shouldn’t Ms Pillai have already disqualified herself to avoid any conflict of interest?.

    One more thing.

    Kiruba’ should have held back Clint Eastwood’s cliche for another piece on the TNA and its Affiliations with the LTTE, which is also in the scope of the new US Draft now.

    And it would be Vellala CM , Good , Sambandan Bad and Prabakaran the Ugly….

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      This must have been written by a Fisherman, who played out diaspora money in the name of Tamil 4 Justice.

      This person is suffering from inferiority complex that Vellah caste is threat to him.

      Where is the account for all the money collected?

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        Are you refering to the fraudelant pilot Don Gnana?

        This person is a tumer in society. How long is this?

        One day we will get all accounts of his Brucefein project

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    Very good. No genuine struggle of an oppressed nation will go to waste. The LTTE were no paragon of virtue but they were the child of many years of state terrorism against the Tamil speaking people. Bensen

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      Do you call Tamils not having a separate country as state terrorism? That is what the criminals always demanded.

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      Western countries go all over the world to capture and eliminate terrorists that are and were against them.

      On the other hand, terorists like Kirubaharan are kicking and living happily in France.

      No one is talking how to get terrorists Kirubaharan to be accountable.

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    Kirubha, use a pair of spectacles if you cannot
    read. See the preamble where the resolution
    expressly rpt expressly call for an international
    investigation. Or is this your on plot to set
    the stage to accuse the sponsors of the
    resolution. Comment is free and you can say any
    cock and bull. But facts are sacred. So read
    the draft resolution again. If you don’t understand,
    ask the English teacher who gave you tuition at night
    at night school. Don’t take all CT readers to be
    grass eating goats, Kiruba

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      Sundra Pandian

      Not only Kibaharan, the whole is world wrong except Bull like you.

      Sun Pan, it is you who do not know to read and understand a text.

      Before you write any nonsense, you consult the person who sweeps your street. He may have better knowldge than you.

      Kirubaharan, ignore these of type PIA and mind your business.

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      Sundra Pandian

      Preamble is not an OP paragraph.

      Do learn about resolution

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    “South say it is “Rajapaksa’s government” rather than the “Sri Lankan government””

    -Tiger media and the diaspora Tamils also call the SL government “Sinkala government”,call the army “Sinkala Army”.

    Many are ashamed of what happened during and at the end of the war, in “Mullivaigzhal” in May 2009.

    -People like Kirupa also should be ashamed of sending funds to the Tigers to continue the war.Kirupa should not forget that the arms and bullets bought with Kirupa’s money also killed many innocent civilians.Kirupa who is living happily in France is shedding crocodile tears for innocent civilians killed.When there is inquiry, not only the armed forces but those who funded the Tigers and those who were honeymooning with the Tigers also should be inquired.

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      You as always calculated Vicious rubbish!

      [Edited out]

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    Mr Kirubaharan

    most of the comments appears here looks like written by Tamil diaspora organisations British Tamil Forums, Tamil Canadian, GTF and others. They all made statements against the present resolution.

    You have invited a problem, you fact it.

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      Because they are all villagers of the north he is explaining to them that different cultures write English in different ways and that there is nothing hypocritical about it.

      Cameron and Pillay on their visits to the north only spoke about events after May 2009 and even BBC asked Nonis the same even though the greedy animal was crying we are 2500 years- kallathoni.

      Chennai protest is Vaiko lungi- 30% reserved seats.

      But we know that nothing exists as wholes and parts in their natural context.

      So TNA is right in accepting it on CT.- March 9, 2014- TNA On Draft Resolution: Statement By TNA Leader Sampanthan And NPC Chief Justice Wigneswaran

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        Javi, the statement from TNA emerged at a meeting convened to “tackle problems” supposedly being created by Sivajilingham and Ananthi. At the end of the meeting the above statement was released. the statement was drafted at the insistence of Sumanthiran who rushed back to SL from Australia as he felt ‘the Americans and British will be unhappy’ that TNA is not publically welcoming the resolution. Please talk to Jaffna TNA sources and get the right perspective and background to above statement.

        Secondly the diaspora organisations are not blanketly opposing the draft. Instead they rightfully point out the existing track record of GoSL, Navi Pillay’s own report which has already covered the failure of the domestic institutions in an extensive manner incl her recommendations and NPC’s own resolution to point out that this resolution on balance is not what it should be. They have an abosolute right as much as, if not more than, Tutu, HRW, AI and thousands of other interested parties to demand more given many represent those at one time or another were impacted by the war. Name calling and pretending one side is right while the other is wrong does not help the process

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          Fromafar, What is important is the JT’s have a very bad track record which you cannot erase- in short India will never trust you. Did you see the protest up north when Jay released the jail birds. She scored her brownie for her election
          You can never say it is our right especially to the west but request as a maximum or as in court beg like all the Tamil refugees have done so far. your chances are very bleak because of the past and Hitler style boasting like only we can do many ways the rest are dumbos(chances bleak of anything before may 2009 because the world gave the approval to do the job and the damage is collateral)

          Your diaspora is not as big as the Muslim diaspora of UK and neither do you have an MP as yet to talk so big of business which started with drug smuggling etc etc. Whole of EU you have around 275k folk equivalent to the voting population of North and there is no guarantee that all in Europe are interested in the politics- that is very clear from the splinter groups. You northerners and southerners should be banished from the island like the Diego Garcia so that peace may prevail. perhaps the vatti amma may do that.

          The problem with JT’s is you think you are Jewish but unfortunately you don’t have their brains and they are Europeans plus they are closely linked to the Malayalees and Chinese too and `Goo`ta scores there- period.

          Due to the Ukraine crisis a good chance India may vote against the resolution- they have a 50/50 5th generation stealth with Russia and are not in a position to enter the manufacture that is the hitch because China wants it too.Super powers are smarter than your small political pressures.Like 9/11 another retribution for all the innocent folk killed.
          Take care.

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    mr kirubakaran weerakesari tinakural udayan medinen get lap[topa and car loans shame they will come to humanright conferance

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      Stupid man he lives in the west and the cost of a brand new laptop is simply one to 3 hours consultation fees. A sparingly used second (one year) should not cost anything more than $200 peanuts.

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    A few days ago, I met General Masamba, the current ruler of the East African republic of Kxhdbouti at an international conference in Geneva and he disclosed to me some top secret information. He said Pottu Amman is in his country having received safe haven and that a deal has been worked out between US and MR and Pottu Amman representing the LTTE rump. Resolution will be watered down and eventually no UN action against GSL, MR or Pottu Amman and diaspora LTTE leaders. US will get exclusive naval facilities in Trinco. General Masamba also told me Pottu Amman has directed his agents at Geneva to sell the watered down version to the Tamils.

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      ‘The modern day Tamil traitors’ new methodology is to pretent as strong defenders of Tamils cause and do all maximum dirty work.

      Hope you are not one of them!

      Where ever there is no factory, olive flower become Sugar.

      Those who hated the LTTE in the past are today trying to be in the front line. Good luck. You are facing a camera.

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      Top Secret. Wow. Now you are gone given you have published it here. BTW Djibouti’s current PM is Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed and the president is Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. And both are civilians unlike the militarised Rajapakistan. So watch out you have probably met another Nigerian scammer!!!

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    In a nutshell what Kirubhaharan said is another few years time no Tamil community in North and East.This writer is brother of Prabhakaran and he wants to ignite war fire again in peaceful Sri Lanka. Tamil peoples will curse people like you. Pump more dollars to Chanel 4 and other MPS in European countries and ask them to cry for you.

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    What Kirubhaharan said in nut shell is that another few years time no Tamil in North and east Tamil peoples who are now living in peacefully will curse you.

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    I really don’t believe that the ideology and mindset of the Sri Lankan leaders have changed. Sinhalese and Tamils have dangerous leaders; I don’t see a peaceful Sri Lanka; it will get ugly. I have goggled Ananthi Sasitharan’s name; the Wikipedia has more detail about her than the TNA leader Sampanthan. Why she is getting more attention? What’s her qualification? What’s her professional experience? She has the desire to talk about the Tamils’ struggles, but the question is does she have the knowledge to understand the foreign governments’ motives. The foolish Sinhalese leaders supported the 1983 riots, and pushed the Tamils to take arms. The Tamil foolish leaders took arms without thinking twice why Indians are giving arms even though India got independence through non-violence.
    The Sri Lankan media talks about the LTTE’s and the JVP’s crimes, but it has failed to talk about the foolish leaders who let those young people to choose that dangerous path in the first place. Does the media talk about the current leaders who carry on the same ideology and mindset? The dangerous ideology and mind-set have not changed among the leaders and editors who control the media. The opposition parties can’t defeat the Rajapaksa regime through the general election; because the Rajapaksa regime is too powerful. The opposition parties need India’s and the Western countries’ help to defeat the Rajapaksa regime. However, the Rajapaksa regime will play nationalism as soon as the opposition parties lean towards India and the Western Countries.
    There is a possibility for the Rajapaksa regime to win the general election to rule the country third time; however, it will face sanctions and travel restrictions. The Rajapaksa regime will damage the country more than the LTTE. Sri Lanka will become a little North Korea; nevertheless, the Rajapaksa regime can’t hold onto its power as the North Korean regime. The Rajapaksa regime can prolong its ability to rule Sri Lanka, but it can’t fool all the people all the time to keep its power forever. Eventually, the people will deliver justice for themselves by punishing the Rajapaksa regime to get rid of it. Meantime the country may be divided into two, and civil war will become a border battle.
    Remember, India created the LTTE; but the West hijacked it from India’s control. The West financially and morally supported the LTTE for thirty years to achieve its own interests. India will support the United States’ third resolution, but the West will hijack it for its own interests. The Sri Lankan and the Indian leaders do not have a real picture about the West. I have been living among the Westerners for the last twenty three years; and have been writing about their double standards since 1997. I live in hell and I know about the Western governments very well; much more than any other Asian leader or diplomat.

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      “I have goggled Ananthi Sasitharan’s name; the Wikipedia has more detail about her than the TNA leader Sampanthan. Why she is getting more attention?”

      Antany Peter,

      Our latest discovery is that Ananthi Sasitharan has fallen into the hands of EPDP Douglas Devananda.

      Many won’t believe this.

      Time to come, this secret will be disclosed.

      Ananthi is very badly got caught to the grip of EPDP Douglas Devananda.

      Ask Ananthi who sponsor her foreign trips?

      The diapora who gave her warm welcome to Ananthi will be ashamed of their mistake.

      I repeat, Ananthi Sasitharan, wife of the man in charge of LTTE political wing in Trincomalee is guided, sponsored, looked after by Douglas Devananda of EPDP.

      When she called for a press conference against Suminthiran, all believed that she wouldn’t have done this without some strong backing from some source.

      Douglas Devananda is the culprit

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    IN PEACEFUL SRI LANKA or is it TROUBLEFULL Sri Lanka.

    It was said not by KIRUBHAHRAN but by all others than RAJAPAKSA family, his friends, supporters and others.

    In other words, it was said by Chandrika, Ranil, Sarath Fonseka, Sobitha Thero and many others.

    Talk truth and reality then Sri Lanka will be a peaceful country than piece country,

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    The Tamil Diaspora needs to keep their fingers out of the pie! Sri Lanka is not theirs to take. They are part of the problem, impeding reconciliation in the country even to the extent of preventing non-TNA supporting Tamils from fulfilling their roles in uniting Sri Lankans. The resolution is shrinking like grape in the sun, to fade away as a sweet memory of follies of the past.

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    From my observations in Canada, USA and Australia, have discovered that a high percentage of SL Tamils are battling to adjust to the cultures of their new homelands. Language, religion and culture / inherent customs are some of the areas that are consistently a challenge that they seem unable to surmount. There is an old adage “when you migrate from one culture to another – you loose both”. This may be why there is a ghetto mentality amongst them as seen in Canada, where this is obvious to the extent that the Tamil vote is almost a ‘litmus test’, for the two major political parties. My sympathies are with the not so young and the oldies. They may go to their graves dreaming of a homeland that they may never have.

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    Good Bad & the Ugly

    I will describe it as follows.

    Clint Eastwood as “Blondie”: THE GOOD (a.k.a. Legitimate Tamil Rights and The Tamil Grievance )

    Lee Van Cleef THE BAD ,a.k.a a ruthless, unfeeling and Born Racist MR.
    Eli Wallach THE UGLY a.k.a Manmohan Singh.

    Whatever resolution you pass has to be enforced and the only Nation who can make it work is Mother India. We have to wait for the Iron Lady to take charge to change the Tamil Fortune and I am confident that will happen and MR will be delivered to the HAGUE kicking and screaming just like Miolsevic. I remember the night when he was put on the plane by his own Generals.

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    Analogy is right !
    politics of the world play a major part in voting at UNHRC.

    Countries like Cuba and Valenzuela have left their commitment for self-determination for suppress people. On the 65 anniversary year of declaration of Genocide convention. Venezuela talks about justice for genocide victims and mechanisms but fails to recognize Tamils are undergoing genocide in Sri Lanka ! They are only wearing the dark USA opposing glasses in the moon light and fails to recognize before the very fundamentals which these countries stand for eroded away by Sri Lanka ! they end up supporting them. They should remove this glasses and look at the reality and support the resolution in bipartisan manner.

    Counties like South Africa and Zimbabwe have forgotten their past by selective amnesia will be considered as the selfish and the future will not forgive them if they support Sri Lanka genocidal regime! The good forces exit in the world will change them in the last movements. The Hon nelson mandela sprit will not let his sacrifice go and support evil forces of Lanka!

    Lies can only survive in the darkness! When the truth comes out like the
    candle light the darkness disappears ! Hope the Goodness in the world will dispel the dark evil forces of Lanka !

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    I just saw Bernard’s remarks. I am sure it is not
    a St Bernard but one from the streets. I am sure
    if he is around my street, the guy who sweeps it
    will recognize him.

    He remarks “Kirubaharan, ignore these of type PIA and mind your business.

    Precisely Bernard. This PIB has nevertheless said something
    pertinent. He wants Kiruba to mind his business. This is what
    I would also ask both him and Bernard to do. The pain on us
    CT readers will be less. Even more, there will be no more
    stink.

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    I congratulate Sundra Pandiyan for pointing out
    that Kirubhakaran is wrong. He has claimed there
    is no international inquiry. Now, with a new
    resolution what has he got to say? And what will
    he handful of hurrah boys have to say.

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. My advise
    to Kiruba is tread very carefully and avoid saying
    untruths. I hope he will have god’s kirubai to do
    this. May he be more enlightened.

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