22 January, 2020

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa – War Criminal, Coward Or A President-In-Waiting?

By Muhammed Fazl

Muhammed Fazl

Muhammed Fazl

With international pressure building up and a successful prosecution taking shape against him, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa cashing in on the wave of success of his brother President Mahinda rajapaksa in local elections, is rushing to seek legitimacy and public support for a top job that could fall vacant in the near future. The sudden decision would have risen either from insecure complexities or as a precautionary measure of having immunity usually granted to serving heads and deputy heads of States against possible convictions in an International War Crimes Tribunal. It is also no secret that Mr. Gotabaya harbors great ambitions to fill the shoes of the President in the event the position becomes vacant, either due to an unexpected death of the latter or due to a ruling by the Supreme Court arising from a successful petition against the President for seeking an illegal third term. As for the legitimacy of the third term, only the voter should have the right to approve changes to the Constitution. By not allowing thieves, rapists, sports stars and actors to sustain a despotic regime, thanks only to their popularity, the crossover MP’s should have no mandate to vote for President Rajapakse’s third term, especially when they had hoodwinked and convinced the ignorant voters into believing that they would act as opposition members in the parliament! We as a right-thinking nation cannot allow 150 plus individuals to hold the nation of 20 plus million as hostages!

Believing it would be unfair to the readers as well as to Mr. Gotabaya if the title of this article is not explained, I hope the following will shed more light on this elusive and the most-feared character of our time.

Gotabaya

Gotabaya

Living in a country where anyone charged of a crime is guilty until proven otherwise, there are serious allegations and over-whelming evidences of war crimes committed by Sri Lankan armed forces on direct orders from the Defense Secretary Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. While he claims credit for coordinating and directing operations and winning the war, wouldn’t it be equally right for him to own up to any breach of ‘rules of engagement’ occurring especially at the last stages of the war? And yes, your guess would be good as mine.

Having been appointed Defense Secretary in 2005, the soon-to-be-super rich Mr. Gotabaya devised a plan to cut the ‘middle men’ when procuring arms for the forces and registered a company under the name of Lanka Logistics.  However noble it may sound, it was not to be so since Mr. Gotabaya became ‘middle man’ himself! Understandably, it was not fair to ask questions about arms procurements during times of war for fear of the enemy having a head-start should they come to know of the types of weapons and technologies purchased. But with LTTE pretty much buried for good and five years after the war has ended, shouldn’t the public be made aware of the types of weapons and at what costs it was purchased? For accountability issues and for purpose of audit and good governance, shouldn’t the government also table all related documents which in turn could also clear the good name of individuals involved in procurements?

The widely reported MIG aircraft deal in 2006 stank so much of corruption at the highest levels, that it also took the life of the famous son-of the-soil Lasantha Wickrematunge and exiled many others. As a mark of respect to the slain editor of The Sunday Leader, I will publish the webpage link that which explains the story in detail and as a reminder,

With Mahinda Rajapaksa government backed owners controlling the editorial board of the ‘The Sunday Leader’, the defamation case brought by Mr. Gotabaya against the same newspaper over the same story is now a foregone conclusion. I could only pity the TEC evaluation committee and General Fonseka for being pawns and so gullible in a ‘get-rich’ game where only the Rajapakse clan know how to win.

Apart from questions that Mr. Gotabaya needs to answer over corrupt procurement practices, serious questions arises over injuries and deaths suffered by government forces possibly due to inferior defense systems/arms and aircrafts. Human lives are priceless and however bitter it may be, the truth need to be told to the grieving families if it differs from the original version. While believing that nobody is above the law, I find myself in ‘no man’s land’ waiting for the ‘nation of cowards’ to open the can of worms!

As for Mr. Gotabaya’s explanation on Lanka Logistics and his Rakna Aracksha Lanka Ltd. (RALL) being ‘government owned’, his modus operandi is now public knowledge after the expose of multi-million USD agreements/understandings with government henchmen owned businesses where the profit sharing basis is skewed in certain illegal ways and where the local law enforcement officials fear to tread to investigate any kind of irregularities!

Excerpts from interviews given by Mr. Gotabaya to BBC soon after the war, followed by questions that would NEVER be answered;

“Betraying a country is a crime and it is treason and will hang Sarath Fonseka should the General testify in an independent war crimes investigation”

If betraying one’s country is treason, shouldn’t Mr. Gotabaya’s punishment be ‘death by hanging’?

 “I am not worried about war crimes allegations”

Then why hide like a rat and a coward and not be amongst ‘men of honor’?

Dissension against the war is treason”

Then I guess suppression of independent media would be justified, is it?

“Investigations WILL NOT bring reconciliation nor does the public want it”

How and when did victims or their surviving kith and kin give the right to Mr. Gotabaya to speak on behalf of them? And to set the records straight, EVERY Tamilian in this country and every right thinking individual, irrespective of what community they belong to, would certainly lobby for an independent investigation, provided it is safe to do so!

*The writer is an independent social/political activist and can be contacted at muhammedfazl@msn.com

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    Very good exposure.

    Will Gota ever take up his green card status in the USA and settle there. That is a dead issue for him now. For him to settle down without diplomatic immunity is suicidal.

    The only option for him is to empower himself further and enjoy the diplomatic impunity for rest of his life in Sri Lanka. That is the only protection he has to safeguard against war crimes judgement in the near future.

    He may have to apply for a read card instead to settle in China,

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      I completely agree too. This is a huge risk to remaining democracy in SL. If MR die or killed in the near future, Ghota would be ready to take over, but Ghota has no much time or patient to wait for big brothers formal retirement… Worse would be if MR is defeated by SI-CC type process, then Ghota would call all his military diplomats around the globe and UN Shawendra guy back home and take over the power by military coup.. Be ready….

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        Srilal and AVB

        You 2 idiots know nothing about this country and people of it are day-dreaming on false information published by coward media funded by western forces who were looting the country before they come in to power. The truth is that MR-GR combination saved the country and is developing it for the people in unprecedented manner. People in this country are ready die in millions against the forces come against them in gratitude to their invaluable sacrifices which ultimately gifted freedom to all and brought shame to many cowards.

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          What an idiot you should be.

          As people would see it clearly today, it was not ONLY MR-GR comination but almost everyone not forgetting army, navy and air forces all deserve the credit of the war; also all other leaders sacrificed a lot until MR regime earned the relay race of the 30 year old war.
          As any political analyst would see it unbiased, any other presidents could win the war millitarily if they were too crminal minded: If all other presidents wanted to win it by killing and sent missing thousands of own citizens, they would have done the same.
          What I dont undrestand is JVP made it clear, immediately after MR took the office, he was not even interested in fighting the war to the manner he did it 2009. The very same man was sitting in the parliament for a period of 43 years and if only his magical powers brought war victory, this could also have achieved decades ago, I feel.
          Having listend to some grivances of the nother victims that lost their sons, husbands and other relatives even after the war is no long there – I feel – all these are perpetrated killings tactics of the Rajanos. They only know how to harm fellow human being regardless of being the race and religion most of the time. Recent attacks made on to Muslim community proves this further.

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            Punchiburampi, you too joined the two idiots with your stupid reply to my post.
            Yes everybody including VP contributed but MR-GR combination was the most crucial and historic factor in the victory and it is a fact that you or anybody cannot change with silly remarks similar to what you brought in. Yes MR utilized his 43 years of political experience which nobody else in the world possess, towards the win when he got in to full power and he, though he did not want to go to war, also listened to the people of this country who therefore determined to save them in gratitude to the risks they but no other leader took, knowing that they’ll have to face the so-called international community, who is nobody but the looters of the third world countries I earlier mentioned. You show nothing but your personal hatred and jealousy towards MR family.

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              Enlighten us please – had the IC (INDIA, USA and other allies) NOT supported MR regime, would THE MAGICAL COMBINATION -MR-GR have eliminated the LTTE rebells ?

              And also elaborate us please as you see them as
              so called ” Unprecedented development” as you guys feel – is not common to any country with lanken standard of social indiacators to this day ? (High literacy rate, highy life expectancy levels, high skill power, high education levels )

              And not forgetting, very same able men to fail to win the hearts and minds of the nothern communities ? And also creating new problems with muslim communities ? And creating new divisions by appointing unknown sinhala buddhist elements ?… how do you see the development of all these – just in the post war years ?

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          Arra Costha, the sycophant [Edited out]

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          WK Costa,
          Sri Lanka would remain behind Rwanda & Burundi as long as pessimistic narrow minded bigots like you there.
          Mara & Gota developing my arse, you nitwit.

          Brave article Fazl.
          I felt like it was TG, Good job done.

          Its high time to expose the criminals to the public.

          Actually a little bit too late.

          • 10
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            One should fear only the God above…, and I try crossing the bridge only when I get there. If premature death befalls me, I guess I will never know it! But then again, nobody gets out of this world alive…
            :)

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            Pandu @,
            never is late.
            We should be happy if it works at least now.
            People are made irreparable fools to this day as they have no any single brain cells to guide them for other thoughts.
            That actors like Anthony and ther other artists branded Rajapakshe as the people´ s king born to save the nation. Those idiots should be accountable for all the misery that the nation face today. People dont questions what the facts and figures are – they have no time to do so either in the made sky rocketed unbearable cost of living situation that they face to this day.
            Nothing became cheaper even if the war is no longer there – though everyone incl me thought things would become much cheaper in no war situations. On one hand telling that development projects are being financed by huge loans, but in the same time, they say, people have to suffer little bit when the country is being developed…. ?

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          “The truth is that MR-GR combination saved the country and is developing it for the people in unprecedented manner”.
          HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

          Are talking your Mouth Or Arse????????????.

          M Jarapassa and Hothmbaya are Sucking All the sri lankans blood, cant you see you Idiot,

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          Some dreams do come true…

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          WK Costa ([Edited out])?,

          ” People in this country are ready die in millions against the forces come against them in gratitude to their invaluable sacrifices which ultimately gifted freedom to all and brought shame to many cowards. “

          Rather, millions of people would ram the holes of Rajapaksha rogues and war criminals for the pain they gave to millions by robbing everything in the country from temple to museum. A four-legged bovine like you know nothing about this country.

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          Ara Costa, u another coward, births of the feather ….

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          from the number of people who gave you thumbs down, we can judge who is an IDIOT!!!!!!!!

    • 13
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      Srilal:
      Yes, agree with you.
      Why do the US NOT yet question the alleged war criminal/US citizen ( not a green card holder but a citizen – possessing the RIGHT to vote for US elecitons too) as it is also the regulations of state law ? Or is there any special provisions in the law that only funtions for this kind of citizens. As far as my Knowledge is concerned if I as EU citizen would go wrong during my few weeks I always spend in the home country -Srilanka, they follow me up for questioning: aLL these are settled via their embassies- here for example it should be through US embassy in Srilanka.

      This could well be the reason, these guys, none of them are reported to have travelled to the US all these recent years ? Or please add you have to say about this.

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        Last year Jordan made it constitutionally impossible for a citizen of any other country to be an MP in Jordan. This meant that a number of parliamentarians having dual or even triple citizenship were disqualified unless they gave up their non Jordanian citizenship and committed themselves to be whole-hearted Jordanian citizens. It amazes me that we have so many people in governance over us with only divided loyalties to this country. The fact that they can cut and run in times of trouble, when most of the population have no alternative but to stay and put up with the result of their actions or misdeamours, is surely no guarantee that what they legislate for the country is necessarily in its best interests. And now it is beginning to seem that even a future President may have loyalties to another country instead of undivided ones to the country he comes to govern.

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          Manel@,
          I dont think- in today´s context – candidates like GR would be easy to cut and run in times of trouble – since today MR regime has close ties only with Swaziland, Iran, Pakistan,Few of Afro states, China and Belarus. This was made glass clear in UNHRC sessions in last March. So I bleieve, in trouble times, these buggers will have no big choice and could be the main reason that the speculations about GR entering active politics in the country near future. China´s diplomatic ties are fine so long MR regime would sign any commercial deals with them one behind the other. Gonraja is caught by China

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        Americans cannot be the guide to a Buddhist state. We are blaming the Americans and the British for every sins we shamelessly do. We are independent for over 60 years. There were more killings during post independence than the pre years under British rule. Our passive Buddhist religion did not help us to be compassionate and the post independence Buddhist Sri Lankan governments have committed more deaths and destructions against our own people than the British and Americans did against their people.

        When I read the blood thirsty comments of my Buddhist brothers in these columns I feel ashamed to be a Buddhist. Mahinda and Gota are leading this crusade.

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      Dear Srilal:
      yes indeed this a great exposure.
      Recalling Interview BBC hard talk in 2010:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bqgVDfEDvs
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rouIimgl-Wc

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYygj0ErJBc
      (how SF added his views to the hardtalk)

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        Dear sirimal and others ,

        Pl note, there is another ” Srilal ” commenting here , the very first comment is not mine , my logo/icon is significantly different from the new “srilal”.

        cheers.

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          Thanks Srilal.
          Yes, I also found guys abusing mine too few weeks ago.

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            That has been experience too at CT.

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      Could any body RUN AWAY from his own Conscience, whether he has done good or evil to his fellow beings.
      So M R and Hothambaya did more damage to our country than any politikkas before them.

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      Well said! Good analysis and simple. Keep it up, You are a brave Journalist we need writers and analyst like you. Well Done Fazl.

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        I am no writer, but I try… And thank you.
        :)

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      If the nature would create the vacuum – sure it could be that GOTA be the president in Waiting in today#s context – since majority masses of this country are villages that are the vulnerable folks – and the voter base of the Raja oligarchs. Looking at the recent outcomes of the held elections, one may feel people are misguided. Perceptions made in them will even elect GR as the next president. As NV made it clear high literacy means only the reading ability but leaving the realiizing talents.

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      Muhammed Fazl and Srilal

      Gotabaya Rajapaksa – War Criminal, Coward Or A President-In-Waiting?

      Gotabaya Para-Rajapaksa – Para-War Criminal, Para-Coward Or A Para-President-In-Waiting?

      Can this Para be shipped to South India?

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    Sri Lanka people are no fools. Their literacy is among the highest in the world. They understand real politics. So, let the public at large decide who should be the President of this country by popular vote and not the so-called international gang and their cohorts in the NGO and their ecumenical evangelist or Wahhabi and Salafi tawheed fundamentalists.

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      If one is to judge, the Sri Lankan literacy rate by your standard, one could easily understand the predicament we are in. No Law No Order No Democracy.

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      mechanic

      “Their literacy is among the highest in the world.”

      Literacy is about the ability to read and write, it does make anyone wise.

      For example I suppose you can read and type however all of us can see how stupid you are. You are not alone in this category, Banda, Abhaya, Navin, Sumane, sach, Dawn Dale, Nuisance, Off You Go, Maweeran,………. and another 20 million or so people in this island.

      “So, let the public at large decide who should be the President of this country by popular vote and not the so-called international gang and their cohorts in the NGO “

      Where will Election Commissioner stay on the election night? Who is going to teach him the right way to count?

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        Dear NV@;
        Now that the bubble has burst, no sooner we will see the light at the end of the tunnel – which is towards the fall of Raja Regime.
        EC is just one single person – those multi murder criminals that took the lives of thousands of its citizens have no the least respect about the opposition views – are capable of repeating anything.

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        Native

        Reginald Cooray few days back,reported to have
        stated somewhere that,’we are eating good foods
        wearing nice garments and behaving like “monkeys.”
        In my view,next year Noble prize must go to him.
        At least the “Deshamanya?” I tell you a true
        story.One high ranking public official,now retired,
        who was a BA,LLB went to Paris on a tour with the
        family.Seeing the beauty of Paris,decided to stay.
        He asked his friends to find him a job as ‘taxi
        driver’ within a month after arriving.What else he
        did and tried to do is all history now but this
        man was forced out by his friends after about a
        year and half or so.He came back,got his job back
        and went up his job ladder in the right course of
        time up to the level of reaching about four names
        short listed for the top job,IGP.Such is the
        standard of our education.Without knowing a word
        in the language of a foreign country,a man of this
        standard,can even imagine to drive around a capital
        like Paris carrying passengers,twenty years back.
        So many stories like these go unreported because of
        honour and prestige issues.These are the kind of
        people we have in our country running our day-to-
        day affairs.

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        Dear “Native Veddha” aka Tamil separatist,

        The Sanctimonious Humbug is at it again.

        Here are facts that any reader on CT can verify for themselves.

        1. The IPKF was established under the Indo Lanka Peace Accord signed on 29th of July 1987.

        3. The IPKF Landed in Lanka on 30 July 1987.

        4. The SL forces were confined to barracks under the terms of the Peace Accord within 72 hours of cessation of hostilities.

        Now we have the “Wise”, “Literate” and “Intelligent” “Native Veddha” writing as follows, on May 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm.

        “Manoharan, You have great sense of History. I envy you. …….. The stupid Tamils suffered last time when IPKF arrived because the Sri Lankan armed forces who were supposed to defend this island were found hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bottom”

        (emphasis mine)

        (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dear-modi-sri-lankas-aggressive-agenda-to-your-notice/comment-page-1/)

        Can you explain why you blamed the SL forces in such degrading and disparaging Language when you knew that the SL forces were CONFINED TO BARRACKS under the terms of the very agreement that allowed the IPKF to enter Lanka?

        Good luck with your explanation!

        The above is just ONE example of the Lies that this Tamil separatist who tries to pose as a Veddha write.

        Interested readers can see for themselves how NV wades in a Cesspool of Lies and deceit, attempting to extricate himself from the cesspool he stepped into and finally running away, not once, but several times on different threads.

        Today he claims he is an exception amongst 20 million stupid inhabitants of Lanka!

        To a Raving Lunatic, everyone other than himself are Lunatics.

        He says “For example I suppose you can read and type however all of us can see how stupid you are. You are not alone in this category, Banda, Abhaya, Navin, Sumane, sach, Dawn Dale, Nuisance, Off You Go, Maweeran,………. and another 20 million or so people in this island”

        We all know that this “Veddha” can read and write.
        His comprehension however is out of step with his reading. His wisdom can be gauged by what I have reproduced above. They may all be excused and attributed to foolishness.

        What is Inexcusable is the Pathological tendency to Lie and Deceive. To fabricate disgusting Lies about his own Country. Most of all, the Complete absence of Integrity.

        This stupid Tamil Separatist thinks that this forum is his playground to spread his Vile and insidious propaganda to the world, unopposed.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Off the Cuff,
          I am indeed grateful to you for you have called the spade a spade in no uncertain terms. Though I haven’t gone into that much detail to prove it, I have commented under many threads here that this so-called ‘native vedda’ is no Vedda but a kallathoni from the East. It’s a waste of time to describe him more than that for Vedda chief himself told me that he has no relation who writes to CT in English language.

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            Banda

            “It’s a waste of time to describe him more than that for Vedda chief himself told me that he has no relation who writes to CT in English language.”

            Good story, no exaggeration at all, I would not call it a tall tale nor a cock and bull story.

            You have a vibrant partnership with Off you go, keep it up, both complement each other very well.

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            INDIAN AIR FORCE IN SRI LANKA

            Operation Poomalai – The Jaffna Food drop

            The day was June 3rd, 1987, and the place was the Maharajpur Air Force Station near Gwalior. Home to the two elite Mirage 2000 Squadrons of the Indian Air Force, Maharajpur was one of the key airbases of Central Air Command. The time was 0530 hours. Daylight has not yet broken out, when Wg Cdr Ajit Bhavnani received received an important message. Bhavnani was the Commanding officer of the No.7 Squadron ‘The Battle Axes’. He was the first CO of the Squadron after it had inducted the state of the art Mirage 2000H fly by wire fighters and was himself trained in France before the induction. He had commanded the Squadron for over three years and was preparing for his move to Air HQ after his tenure was to end on June 22nd. However fate seemed to have destined that he would fly just one more important mission for the country. The message he received was a directive to immediately move some of his aircraft to the south of the country. The destination was the HAL Airport in Bangalore. A giant Illyushin 76 was allocated to him to move supporting personnel and equipment to Bangalore airport.

            At 1130 Hrs, Bhavnani took off in his Mirage 2000, followed by five of his most experienced pilots which included S/L ‘Joe’ Bakshi, S/L NA ‘Pots’ Moitra , JS ‘Panne’ Panesar and Keshav Sidhu. After the one and a half hour flight, the Mirages approached Bangalore airport but were directed to land at Yelahanka airfield to the north of Bangalore. The Pilots had no idea as to what their mission was. Only towards the night at around 2100 hours did the pilots get their briefing. They were to fly as escorts to a group of An-32 Transport aircraft that would be dropping relief supplies over Northern Sri Lanka.

            Far away in the north of the country was the Paratroopers Training School (PTS) at Agra. Normally the PTS main task was to provide Parachute training to Indian Army soldiers of the Para regiment. Their task was to help out in daily paradrops as well as train Para Jump masters and Skydivers. Just as the Battle Axes received the surprise orders to fly south, the PTS got the surprise orders to prepare for the task of dropping supplies over Jaffna. The ground crew were working hard in loading five An-32 aircraft with ‘relief’ supplies, Dried rations and vegetables packed in cartons and canvas bags rigged with Parachutes. Overseeing the loading operation was none other than the Vice Chief of Air Staff , Air Marshal S Raghavendran himself. The An-32s would be the first Indian aircraft that would be transgressing the airspace of another nation for the first time since the 1971 War. The mission to drop supplies over Northern Sri Lanka in the Jaffna Peninsula was named ‘Operation Poomalai’ (Garland).

            The genesis of the story had started several years earlier in Sri Lanka, when the Sinhalese government put restrictive measures on the political freedom and rights of the Indian Tamil minorities. Opposition to the official repressive measures took a violent turn with the rise of tamil militancy and soon a number of militant groups like the LTTE , PLOT, EPRLF, TELO etc were operating in the Jaffna Peninsula against the Sri Lankan armed forces. Years of insurgency and fighting between the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and the Militant groups were interspersed with infighting among the Tamil groups themselves. This was followed by an allout offensive by the Sri Lankan Army in the summer of 1987. The offensive was moderately successful. The SL Army enforced a blockade of Jaffna that not only cut off the basic supplies to the entire civilian population, but also had put the major tamil militant group, the LTTE on the back foot. As the Sri Lankan Army started making gains in the Jaffna peninsula, concerns were raised in India on the future of the Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka. Even though it was the internal affair of Sri Lanka, the events in Jaffna raised considerable emotions and tensions in the neighboring Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where the tamils were seen as brothers suffering under the Sri Lankan govt policies. Whatever may be the legalities of the issue, the Indian Government of that time felt that it could not stand by while the Tamil minority representative groups were locked in what seemed as their last battle for survival.

            In late May, the Indian government informed Sri Lanka that it was sending a convoy of relief supplies to the Jaffna peninsula by a ship convoy for ‘humanitarian reasons’. A flotilla of Indian boats carrying more than 1000 tonnes of supplies were turned back by the Sri Lankan Navy as they approached the territorial waters of Sri Lanka. The sending back of the Flotilla was seen as a great victory by the general populace of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, and it was greeted with Jubilation and ‘Victory’ celebrations. It was quite clear that the Indian government was not going to take this living down. Plans were afoot for another drastic measure. It called for an aerial supply drop.

            Back at Agra, the ground crew were helped by army personnel in loading the supplies onto the aircraft. The Aircraft were to fly to Bangalore after daylight and carry out the supply drop under the escort of Mirage 2000s. Around 0800 hours, the An-32s of the PTS took off for Bangalore flown by supporting aircrew. The actual aircrews who would be participating in the airdrop were already flown to Bangalore the previous night so that they could catch up with some rest. Gp Capt BK Sunder, the CO of PTS was to lead the An-32s over Sri Lanka. The final briefing was conducted by Air Vice Marshal Denzil Keelor, the ACAS (Ops) who had come down from Air HQ to Bangalore.

            At 1500 Hours, the Sri Lankan Ambassador in New Delhi was called to the Ministry of External Affairs office. There he was conveyed the message by Mr. Natwar Singh that Indian Air Force An-32s would be taking off at 1600 Hours from somewhere in India and would be dropping supplies over Jaffna. The ambassador was told that the aircraft were expected to complete their mission unhindered and any opposition by the Sri Lankan Air Force ‘would be met by force’ by the escorting Mirage 2000s. The warning was unnecessary – The Sri Lankan Air Force hardly constituted a ‘threat’ to the IAF. It had a handful of Turbo prop Siai-Marchetti SF260 and Argentinean FMA Pucara Twin Turboprop counter insurgency aircraft. They would be no match for the digital deltas in a fight. The only opposition if any, would be that of ground fire from the Sri Lankan troops.

            About the same time, the aircrew at Bangalore were making their final checks on the An-32s. There were a large number of domestic and International journalists who were at the airport covering the mission. It was decided let them fly in the An-32s to cover the flight. A group of 35 were finally chosen and all of them embarked the powered up An-32s in teams of seven each. At 15.55 hours, the first An-32 took to the air piloted by Gp Capt Sunder and Flt Lt SR Swarup as the co-pilot. It would be a round trip of 900 km awaited them to Jaffna and back.

            Designated as ‘Eagle-Mission-4’, the An-32s formated and climbed upto 12000 feet altitude. As they crossed the Coramandal coast at around 1645, they were met by four Mirage 2000s led by Bhavnani who had taken off about the same time as the An-32s. The Mirages were carrying three drop tanks and two Matra Magic II Air to Air Missiles, just in case the Sri Lankan Air Force made an appearance. As it turned out later, they were not needed.

            Click to Enlarge Painting depicts Wg Cdr Ajit Bhavnani flying Mirage 2000H KF-123 on the escort mission during Operation Poomalai.

            Picture Courtesy: Polly Singh
            As the transport aircraft were crossing the Palk straits — the stretch of water separating the Sri Lankan coast from the Indian coast, the Mirages maintained station about a 1000 feet higher than the An-32s. They were constantly making inward turns keeping the An-32s in sight all the time. A fifth Mirage was flying around the Indian coast acting as the radio relay. Two An-32s were also flying standby and acting as relay over Tamil Nadu – keeping the main supply dropping force in radio contact with the brass sitting in Bangalore.

            The mission leader Gp Capt Sunder attempted radio contact with Colombo ATC at 1647. Inspite of repeated calls, nothing apart from static was heard. Sunder repeated the call over the Civilian air traffic radio channel and still no response was heard. It was clear that the Colombo ATC were listening in but were not responding, for Madras ATC was able to clearly pick out the radio calls over the civil channel. Sunder then continued calling on the channel, finally mentioning that Eagle Mission 4 was headed towards Jaffna on a mercy mission.

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            EAGLE MISSION-4 : Antonov-32 transports of PTS taxiing for take off from Bangalore for the supply drop (Left) and the parachutes drifting down onto the Jaffna Peninsula (Right). Pictures Courtesy: INDIA TODAY
            By 1650 hours, the aircraft have approached the Jaffna peninsula. The An-32s slowed down and descended to just 1500 feet AGL. Jaffna town was in sight around 1700 hours. The rear Cargo doors were slid open and with the command given, the supplies slid down the cargo hold out of the aircraft. The White Parachutes ballooning as soon as the boxes left the aircraft. The supplies drifted down to the drop zone approx. 7km from Jaffna. Their mission completed the transport aircraft regained altitude and made a 180 degree turn. Perhaps in an unintended slight to the Sri Lankan Air Force, the formation overflew Palaly airbase in the north of Jaffna Peninsula, in full sight of those on the ground. There was no opposition to the aircraft at all. Nor did the aircrew observe any aircraft on the ground either. The aircraft continued in westerly direction for sometime before turning North.

            001-Hindu-Paper.jpg (97327 bytes)
            IAF aircrew being congratulated by the ground crew on successful completion of the supply drop after landing back at Bangalore Airport on the evening of June 4th, 1987. The next day’s newspapers carried the supply drop as Headlines as this picture of THE HINDU, a newspaper published from Madras shows.
            It was 1813 hours by the time the lead aircraft touched down in Bangalore . Once on the ground, there was much cheering and celebration for both the transport and fighter pilots. It was a job well done . AVM Keelor took the Battle Axes pilots for dinner. The Prime Ministers Office sent its congratulations to the Aircrew and units involved in the whole operation.

            The aftermath of the supply drop bought forth heavy recrimination and diplomatic flurry of allegations and counter-allegations. Sri Lanka accused India of “blatant violation of sovereignty”. India insisted that it was acting only on humanitarian grounds. The United States expressed ‘regret’ but refused to further comment on the incident.

            The supplies dropped amounted to not more than 23 tonnes and was not substantial at all. But it sent a message to the Sri Lankans that India would not be a bystander to the ongoing civil war. If it was against the interests of the ethnic Tamil minorities, then it would be against Indian interests as well as there would be corresponding repercussions in its own indigenous tamil population. The supply drop was intended to be a message – and it succeeded in driving home that point to the Sri Lankan government. The siege of Jaffna was lifted – and cease-fire declared.

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              Dear CT Readers and “Native Veddha” the Tamil separatist,

              The idiot “Veddha” thinks that ALL the Readers of CT are Idiots like his cheering squad. The Fool is now trying to confuse the reader by stating that the Indian Govt’s Parippu drop was done by the yet to be born IPKF.

              The intimidation of Lanka by the Indian govt’s Parippu drop was the reason the Indo Lanka Peace Accord was signed and the besieged Prabahkaran, who faced imminent capture or death by SL forces, had a reprieve to continue killing for 22 more years.

              This is common knowledge to all and is easily verifiable from authoritative sources freely available on the Internet.

              Here is the Time Line.
              I doubt that even “Veddha’s” bandwagon of idiots or even the “Veddha” himself will dare to contradict it. Unless of course the “Veddha” proves to be a bigger idiot than I thought.

              The Indo Lanka Peace Accord was signed on 29th July 1987

              The IPKF Landed in Lanka on 30 July 1987

              The Parippu drop aka Op Poomalai aka Eagle Mission 4 of the Indian govt was carried out on 3 June 1987 almost a MONTH BEFORE THE IPKF WAS BORN

              The “Veddha”, the Tamil separatist, caught without his Loin Cloth, has gone Raving Mad. In his desperation, he is copying copiously from the Internet in order to confuse the CT Readers.

              Little does he realize that the more he tries to subvert the truth, the more his perfidy get’s exposed.

              “Veddha” the Tamil Separatist stepped into a Cesspool when he wrote on May 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm, to Manoharan the following

              “You have great sense of History. I envy you…..The
              stupid Tamils suffered last time when IPKF arrived because the Sri Lankan armed forces who were supposed to defend this island were found hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bottom”

              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dear-modi-sri-
              lankas-aggressive-agenda-to-your-notice/comment-page-1/

              What the “Veddha” wrote is a despicable, calculated and manufactured Lie which he thought would go unnoticed. His cheering squad of idiots did not notice it.

              This Tamil Separatist, who is ashamed of his own ethnicity, thinks that using the pseudonym “Native Veddha” makes him a heir to the Veddha Heritage. The REAL Veddha are honourable people. No Veddha will Lie the way this imposter has been spewing lies on CT.

              Little does this bigoted idiot realize that the more lies he churns out, to cover the lies that are already in print, the deeper he sinks, into the cesspool he created.

              The ONLY honourable way out is to apologize and admit he was wrong.

              Unfortunately Honour and Integrity are foreign to a Pathological Sanctimonious Liar, used to lying and getting away with it.

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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                Native Veds

                Why is OTC frothing mad at you calling you a nammadai-aal?
                Is the blighter on the payroll of the rogue regime?

                Hooker

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                  Hooker

                  The poor thing repeatedly mentioned Jane Russell’s book out of context without even looking at the cover of her book. He never read the book nor did he have access to it until I provided the link.

                  Basically he plagarised and then lied or both at the same time.

                  Off the Cuff was caught red handed.

                  His ignorance never allowed him to accept what he wrote and said was wrong and blatant lies.

                  Those who followed this man/woman know him/her well. He has a few sidekicks too, Banda, Nuisance, Mechanic, …..

                  Don’t worry about him.

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                    Dear Hooker and the imposter Veddha,

                    I have exposed a Liar and a cheat by linking the imposter Veddha’s own comments. I have no need to be mad at him but evry reason to expose his lies.

                    He wrote this

                    “You have great sense of History. I envy you…..The stupid Tamils suffered last time when IPKF arrived because the Sri Lankan armed forces who were supposed to defend this island were found hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bottom” https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dear-modi-sri- lankas-aggressive-agenda-to-your-notice/comment-page-1/

                    1. When the IPKF started ops in Lanka the SL forces were confined to barracks by the very Indo Lanka agreement that allowed the IPKF to Exist.

                    Hence what he wrote “when IPKF arrived because the Sri Lankan armed forces who were supposed to defend this island were found hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bottom”

                    Was a Despicable Lie.

                    If you don’t agree provide a counter argument.

                    Did the Parippu Drop happen AFTER or before the Indo Lanka Peace Accord?

                    Regarding “Veddha’s” other arguments

                    Have a good read here and let me know your views

                    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/chandrika-inclusive-whom-have-we-tamils-spared/comment-page-2/#comment-1289645

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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        Kala-vadda (the selective LTTE responser)

        Who is going to teach him the right way to count?

        Surely your Mum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

        Or another Amma you LTTE always call “suger-cane cutter daughter Navi-Pulle.

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          Eunachs of your kind will see it soon.

          We have due paitence.

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      Muhammad PBUH is the last prophet of Allah. Sharia would bring perfect peace to Sri Lanka.

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        Dear Muslim,
        Be careful what you wish for.I am also a muslim but dont jump from the frying pan into the fire. If sharia law is introduced, you will be the first to get the last bit of what you have left, chopped off for the slightest misdemeanour. So,thank your stars for what laws are already governing us and keep that thing as close to yourself as you possibly can. Dont let no sharia or nariya law take it away from you.

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          aka Jahangir June 9, 2014 at 2:54 pm

          Muslims are not judged by their names they carry, rather by their beliefs and behaviours in compliance with the Noble Quran and the authentic sunnah (statement) of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh). If a Muslim denies the Islamic Shariah, by default he/she has stepped out of the fold of Islam.

          Muslims readers will not get fooled by false claims of being a Muslim. Your comment proves how little you know the message of Islam and the benefits of the Islamic Shariah and your attempt to deceive the readers is futile.

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            @maghribi

            Its good to pontificate and express your erudition of religious tenets. It boosts your ego and makes you feel a purist among a bunch of hedonists. But id like to know where you were when poor Rizana Nafeek (Remember her??????)lost her life in the desert sands through a cruel interpretation of Sharia law. She paid the ultimate price for something that people like you steadfastly adhere to despite the associated anomalies. Rizanas gone, almost forgotten and just another statistic in the record books. But like worms, you guys now come out of the woodwork to talk about the “benefits of the Islamic Shariah”. Pray, tell me, what are these benefits you are so keen to point out so abstractly. Is it having your head chopped off in full public view by a swarthy, uncouth Arab butcher, whatever the transgression. I wish you could explain this to Rizanas mother and fathom if she would accept her daughters fate as a necessary function of the beliefs people like you are so keen to adhere to. Given a choice, Im sure she is certainly prepared to die to see her daughter again rather than be promised all the virtues of Paradise for being a subservient follower of Shariah law. And don’t get me wrong;Im a muslim myself, albeit not perhaps as good a muslim as yourself. But Im one happy muslim. Mashaa Allah.

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              kublai khan June 10, 2014 at 1:08 am

              Ignorance is state of Bliss. Islam is not based of Tribal laws practised by self appointed dicks. All man-made system of governance is falling apart and the evolution of Islamic Finance / Economy will be the ultimate choice; first to individual Muslims and then it spreads to their communities and their states. Non Muslims must not fear as it can never be imposed on them.

              In order for a place to contain something, it must be free from whatever contradicts it. This principle applies to mankind and all creation as well as to belief and desires. So, if the hearts is obsessed by belief in falsehood, there will be no place for truth.

              Accordingly, if the tongue is involved in trivial discourse, one shall be incapable of useful speech, unless falsehood is abandoned. Hence, if the body is busy doing wrong actions, then acts of worship will be inapplicable unless these contradictory actions are abandoned.

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                @maghribi

                Cut the crap and come to the point. Im still waiting for your explanation of the “benefits of the Islamic Sharia” that you pointed out in your earlier article. Yes, we all know that ignorance is a state of bliss and that it is this state that forces you to see a connect between the ultimate price paid by this hapless housemaid and Islamic Finance/Economy. Wow. Even Ayn Rand will surely be impressed by your interpretation of ‘paying the price’. Good value for money eh? Sharia law.

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                  aka kublai khan June 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

                  Non Muslims must not fear the Islamic Shariah as it can never be imposed on them.

                  The benefits of the Islamic Shariah is very well known to the practising Muslims and it has nothing to do with your women being sent out of the country for employment; while the man stays at home and reaps the harvest of her hard earned money.

                  First, please keep your women at home and provide them with all their needs and treat them well before you start learning about our Shariah.

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                    Maghribi June 10, 2014 at 6:40 says, “Non Muslims must not fear the Islamic Shariah as it can never be imposed on them.” Is that why Muslim Brotherhood burned so many Coptic churches in Egypt before enforcing Sharia.

                    “… keep your women at home and provide them with all their needs.” Like all Wahhabi and Salafi Tawheed this fellow Maghribi also think women are mere sex toys and to get them to breed like cockroaches.

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                      Yes, do not let your women, mothers, sisters used as sex toys overseas.

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              Rizana was beheaded for her crimes in accordance with Allah’s law. So were many men and women who hadn’t abided by Allah’s law during the time of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Therefore, Rizana’s mother has no right to reject the judgement by the learned mullah.

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                Muslim June 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

                Every visible indication is that the due process of justice was never applied. Allah knows best. If she is innocent, may Allah grant her soul Jennathul Firdouse.

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                @Muslim

                “Rizana was beheaded for her crimes in accordance with Allah’s law.”

                Aha, So, now you become the judge, the jury and the hangman all in one go. Its idiots like you and mullah-billahs like the one that passed wrong judgement on Rizana that give Islam the bad name it has earned so widely. Dont look far. Just open your eyes to yesterdays carnage at Karachchi airport. Is this Islam? Idiot.

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                Experts truly believe that Rizzan´s life could have been saved – if the govt parties paid whole hearted efforts in that regard.

                She was proved to have possessed a forged passport given by the agency recruited her to that job in which her age and the particulars were wrongly populated.

                And the fact the incident to have been occured her being under 17 years old – was connected to a world younger age convnetion -could have been proved by using all powerful methodologies of today- but MR administration though sent delegation to the Middle east, but those delegation is believed to have only enjoyed their trips being on star hotel though on tax payers funds.
                To me, that Perera – the minister of today´s foreign employment DESERVE a lethal injection, if the BALAWATHa OF THE GOVT doest allow him to resign for this UNETHICAL matter.
                Taking or allowing to take a life of an innocient person – for no reason should be punished by the same manner.
                Actually I am not muslim, but as a citizen of this country, I feel very sad the way that her life ended up in that way. I respect Ranajan Ramanayake to have worked on this and his involvment revealed a lot about the depth of corruption handling related to the issue.
                Let alone the agency that recruited the poor girl had been blacklisted in order to avoid repeating same dangers to the poor folks.

                If I have millions, all what I would do is – to donate those millions to allow poor women roaming in those camps in Middle east. If rulers have hearts, they should better focus on these issues than making further efforts to fat their own pockets.
                One plane load could bring those poor of the poor men and women from Saudi camps to the country allowing them to die on the soil they really belong to.

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          Jahangir,
          Learn to be a true Muslim from Maghribi. I believe he wants you to practice ‘taqiyya and kitman’ and become a true Muslim.

          Koran 16:106 says that there are circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to tell a lie and 40:28 says that a man is introduced as a believer, but he must “hide his faith” among those who are not believers.

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            I am no muslim,

            Quran says “there is no compulsion in religion”

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Baqara_256

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              Al Alan,
              You’re correct. Al Baqarah 256 or Koran 2:256 says, there shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. And that’s the only verse Koran that offers some consolation to non-Muslims. For that reason, 2:256 is the most favourite verse of the so-called moderate Muslims. Google it you can read the context why Muhammad read it.

              There are literally hundreds of Hadith examples like Sahih Muslim 1:33 and verses in the Koran like 8:39 that says fight them (non-Muslims) until there is no more Fitnah (unbelievers and polytheism). Lets face it, that’s true Islam.

              Look at the fights in Pakistan and Iraq today. Muslims are targeting Muslims. They fight to impose true Islam on apathetic Muslims. Interpretation of Koran verses (Allah’s law) and Hadith (life of Muhammad) make Muslims to fight each other and non-Muslims all over the world. What a religion?

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        Muslim
        U are a racist diverting attention to communal! what an idiot you are. Change your name say not Muslim.

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          David June 10, 2014 at 1:22 am

          Since when expressing ones faith becomes a racist?

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            Dear Muslim brothers and sisters,

            This article is not about Muslims or Islam in Sri Lanka, it is about a group of power hungry people who are extremely corrupt and who will kill or injure anyone standing in their way. If any of you consider yourselves to be good Muslims, I suggest and humbly request of you people to fight for humanity and for people of ALL communities in this country and in search of justice. And trust me, even without your knowledge Allah would have taken many steps towards you… May Allah guide you all!

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              Old cult cant help people to live peacefully

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              In Egypt, after the Arab spring, Muslim brotherhood had openly burned Coptic Christian churches and discriminated them. It’s a fact that no Muslim country is safe for the minorities for they could be charged for blasphemy at the slightest oversight. Even in democracy like Muslim majority Malaysia, hegemony by Muslims is an accepted fact.

              When Muslims are the minority however, they act as if they are concerned about ‘ALL communities’, good governance, human rights and etc. Lying is a way of life for Muslims. Koran explain two forms of lying (taqiyya and kitman) to non-believers to advance the cause Islam. Fazl Muhammed is just doing that.

              Acting like a good all-round Samaritan and egalitarian, Muslim Fazl talks about “a group of power hungry people who are extremely corrupt and who will kill or injure anyone standing in their way.” Fazl knows the majority do not agree with him. Yet, the likes of Fazl think they can corrupt the mind of majority voter by writing lies. They’re sadly mistaken for entire country continue to enjoy peace and prosperity. And they’ll vote MR in coming up elections.

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      Mechanic,

      Sounds like you are totally scared of the substance in this piece.

      Has Muhammed Fazl’s fearless, patriotic pen unsettled you somewhat?

      Hope your handlers, despite their nature will respond in kind. Rather than “plastic pistol” wielding Blue Brigade thugs or White Vans.

      Cheers!

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      Yes – did NOT you read though their literacy is the highest in SA or even comparable to those of developed nations – they are the most naive folks to have voted for criminals into power ?

      This is all because of MR´s typcial abusive politics.

      Where on the earth presidents allowed men that were expelled from other other parties entering the ruling bunch ?
      No morals, no ethics, nothing like HEARTED feelings, but they should run their business. That is the SRILANKEN MODA ´s philosophy.
      What have we achieved since the Wigi for NPC is appointed ? NOTHING not even 0, 00000000000000000000000000000000000005% towards finding solutions to the highly alarming problem of the country- ethnic problem.
      Instead, Ballah betrayed entire nation again by celebrating the war victory in Matara recently. It was a millitary victory within two folks but from the same island… so how can any leader go for celebrating the event ? if he is morally not HIGHLY abusive – as nothing would help… outside world would feel – we the entire srilankens are RACISTS to go for celebrations in which uncountable – avalanches of own citizens lost in the war end. Their grievances can never be filled by introducing new roads or highways, but BY ADDRESING THEIR HEART FELT issue through holding indepenedent crime investigations.

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        Well said.

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      Machanic, You were a Saudi Arabian Driver work for Arabs, so you will always pull this type… Gota is after Israel, [Edited out]

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        I am ZAHIRA Boy

        “Machanic, You were a Saudi Arabian Driver work for Arabs, so you will always pull this type… Gota is after Israel, [Edited out]”

        Mechanic does not work, no need to work. His mother,wife and daughters working in medieval kingdoms and looking after him.

        mechanic is a kept man or maybe the house does need a guard dog.

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      Sri Lanka is a classic example why the definition of Literacy should be changed.

      Most of you can READ and WRITE but cannot UNDERSTAND and lacks the wisdom to REASON…..

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        You cannot be anymore truer…

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        That’s a profound observation.

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      Mechanic
      True, We the People fully endorse the use of universal franchise to elect aspirants to public office.
      BUT, would you agree that there should be:
      – freedom of information (so everyone can receive both good and adverse info about these aspirants)?
      – freedom for all candidates to campaign and voters to vote without fear of intimidation or retribution?
      – the right of opposition candidates to expect that candidates in office will not have unlimited use of state resources?
      – freedom of the media to disseminate such information?
      – freedom from being maliciously framed through a thoroughly bastardised judiciary?
      – freedom to agitate and protest publicly, rather than be assaulted by goons or worse killed a la Weliweriya?
      – the right to expect fair and just treatment from the police in case of civil (or even alleged criminal) cases?

      We the People fear the situation in our fair isle is far removed from the above ‘normal’ expectations in a functioning democracy, and we would ask whether you will agree with this, or would you wish to state otherwise in these columns?

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        We the People,
        I do not know what you’re talking about. I think people in Sri Lanka has many ways to show their opposition to the President and the governing party. Just count how many private TV channels, radio stations, daily papers, weekend papers, web journals Sri Lanka has. Never mind LeN like garbage is censored, they all can be accessed by typing the word ‘unblock’. Man-gala use that trash without shame. LeN recently attacked even Mahanayakes in a filthy way. If they think they can get votes to opposition that way, they’re mistaken.

        Elections are violent in most third world countries. Google and count how many people get killed in India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Kenya and etc. at their elections. Remember the Wayamba elections under Chandrika and before that the lamp and pot game under JRJ. I think our democracy functions far better now than any time before and far better than in those countries.

        These days, we can watch protests daily at News at eight. Many of them are village protests for local matters. And they get what they want without the help of radicles. Professional protesters like NGOs and three wheel parties stage their protests in front of Fort railway station and Lipton circus for international clique and their media. JVPer want to kick start a new revolution in a new way by getting students to march along main roads, have sit-ins in the middle of the main roads, driving trains slow and etc. Needless to say students put public into immense inconvenience. So public have no sympathy for them. In Weliweriya to it caused a great inconvenience to the mass. Lawyer sharks whom public hated thought they’re liked by the public and hence staged the Haltdorf spring for the corrupt CJ. And majority Majority voters do not like any of it. That’s why they keep voting MR and the government.

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      Some people equate literacy with education. Literacy is all you need to read and understand a recipe to prepare a dish for the table; or to post a comment on a website.

      But literacy alone cannot confer cognitive and analytical skills. It is also not enough to make one a good and responsible citizen!

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        This is very clear to almost the average folks when looking at the

        a) Topleadership of the ISLAND nation

        b) HIs jumbo cabinet and the parlimentarians and their speeches

        c) Looking at the way they celebrate the victory day at Matara, not thinking twice that the uncountable numbers went missing through the war end also belong to the srilanken folks.

        d) And reporters say commonwealth nation is spending millions to hold their embassies outside – not appointing the suitable staff going through the basic prerequisites
        – ONLY TO GET WRITTEN THE SPEECHES FOR JALIYA WICKRAMSOORIYA – FORMER TEA HANDLING BUISNESS MAN but made turned diplomat only considering him being presiden#s cousin – they spend many millions.

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        Estate man,
        Cognition is natural to human beings. One need not be a pandithaya or be a super analyst to cast their vote. However, even beggars analyse the options available to them before taking decisions. Being able to read and make them better decision makers. The fact that majority Sri Lankans elected MR in 2005 expecting him to wipe out LTTE and he had done so in just three years alone shows Sri Lankans are after all right decision makers.

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    Dear Muhammed Fazl ,

    please think twice, thrice before proceeding further , you are putting yourself in great danger , just ask these questions ” will your effort be appreciated by the majority of the masses ? is it really worth to pay the supreme price ? ” .there is no doubt that you are one of the rarest, bravest sons of mother lanka has ever produced ,remember no body would dare to question the al mighty , only LW had the guts to do it and he had to pay the supreme prize . i’m not discouraging you , Sri lanka needs your type of people’s service in the future , think about it !

    May God protect you from the evil forces !!!!!!

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      Yes Muhammed Fazl,
      please take care of you. These brutal men have no mercy, no secret we are all aware of this; though they further make every efforts to paint the opposite view as always has been sofar. They go on kissing babies to show their fake kindness, but no price reductions are made in KIRIPITI – MILK POWER which are the basic meal of the infants; thse price can be held relatevily low today since prices have been gone down in the rencet weeks in the world market.
      No doubt, We are proud of you and every brave ones of the motherland – but we really dont want you to become one another of their lists whose life has been tortured/killed/made went missing (eg. Eknaligoda)or abducted for few hours (eg Wanathamulla Sunil)or may have used for their illegal businesses.
      May all mighty gods protect you from all dangers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        sven perera, you fool can accompany fazl in the white van ride if you’re so concerned..

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          Ela kolla balu kolla wait and see we will get them.

          Rajapakshes and all high criminals will have to get caught in the days to come. Believe or not they have to work according to UN agenda for their investigation scheduled to be started soon. Sure, you guys see your pants becoming wet. Have them tightened and be aware truth will succeed soon, we have waited long though.

          Fool you represent will have to sense it soon, now the bubble is burst. Coming colour is more or less like the way Gadafi desntined it, that is my instict.

          We clearly see the light at the end of the tunnel is brightning.

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            sven perera fool, hell with UN investigation….what matters most is that we won the war..that’s it…..

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              Then let s do the same with dengue control and the likes issues that need to be settled without delay:

              a) let #s go to the placeS where Dengue mosquitoes are reported to rise – WE CAN BURN DOWN THOSE HOUSING STRUCTURES with those patients and non-patients togethre so that we will at once see our aims have been met.
              (to the very same manner MR regime killed avalanches of own civilians in the war end – these civilians have the same blood we the sinhalese flow in our body vessels)

              SO do you agree with that ?

              b) Let s do the same to the areas where Kidney problems have taken the lives of 0.5mio of Rajarata and the like areas ? Instead of providing them with healthy water for their consuption, let #s do the it according to you –

              c)Among the muslim folks, that raise the issue against BBS or other made elements violence against them could also be made silence, if we start panikcing them according to you.

              Your Rajapakshe ICH- Good murdering practices are very fine …meeting with your motives. ::: Are you happy ?

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                first of all ela kolla hates MR..coz he’s a multi national, multi ethinic puppet. he only provided political leadership to crush tamil terrorismm. ela kolla salutes MR for that only

                sven perera, your comments are rubbish

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          you as proved to surive on faecal (exrementa), we cant expect anything good from you. If i would, pigs might fly. you are not even worth wasting my time, but I must say
          lankens of the category the writer of the current article belong are real heros for me – this beautiful island has produced them to fight further, unfortunately numbers are very few to this day. Your kind are the abundance and have fertilized Rajapakshes in their looting process. Now enough is enough – at least some signs are there today – that buggers would get punished soon. Times ahead of you will be not easy for you Banda, Abhaya, Jimsofty or the like in defending Rajapakshes and any racial minded idiots.

          My life motto is give no rise to racism of any kind !!!

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            sven perera fool, you can have your life motto within your miserable house…it’s not valid to us…

            future would be very difficult for you and your kids. so start apply for visa now

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              No threats I dont think can work on me or anyone of my grade. I am multiple citizen. When I am back in home country, I am srilanken, while living on the west, I am EU citizen. Not toiletting the favourite field of yours is my speciality but working for improving the lives of CANCER patients being on the west. My final wish is you the buggers to be gotten the normal mental strengths so that we the ones can finally die with good mind – leaving peace atleast for the generations to come in our beautififul home land.
              Ones like isolated to your kind mental asylums will have no life beyond your wells. Thinking is a hard job- was the first comments thrown on me by EU lectuers immeidately i put the feet on the west few decades ago.
              Hope not that we will have to see your kind of frogs get bred in the country day to another.

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                sven perera, you will really [Edited out]

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          Thaney Kolla, a “DONG” for you!

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            buru mike

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        Thank you too for your kind words… It is not Mr. Gotabaya that keeps me up at night, it is the lack of unity among people, the lack of will to struggle for justice and the selfish attitudes of people in this country are things what worries me. We all have a natural term, but then I wonder why people conduct their lives as if they will live forever…

        An activist going by the name of Tom Hurndall once said – “What do I want from this life? What makes you happy is not enough. All the things that satisfy our instincts only satisfy the animal in us. I want to be proud of myself. I want more. I want to look up to myself and when I die, I want to smile because of the things I have done, not cry for the things I haven’t done.”
        :)

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      Repeating my earlier reply to a comment…,

      One should fear only the God above…, and I try crossing the bridge only when I get there. If premature death befalls me, I guess I will never know it! But then again, nobody gets out of this world alive…
      :)

      And I thank you very much for your kind words.

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        Fazi-basi

        There is a saying “fools would dance on places where wise men are scared to even stroll.

        I am not sure it was for people like you.

        By the way – the majority of SL people will decide who should be the president of this country in next term although preachers like you tries to influence. Let people will decide on that day.

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          Dear Rajan,

          Maybe you forgot… People vote ONLY AFTER they are influenced!
          :)

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    “War-criminal, coward or president in waiting?” you ask.
    I vote for war-criminal.

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      I say “war criminal” and “coward” in equal measure. Remember this guy ran away from the Armed Forces to America at a time when the Tigers looked like winning. A famous psychologist has said that this guy’s war atrocities were prompted by sexual inadequacies. So the death penalty for war crimes could be mitigated to life in jail without parole, while cowardice deserves the punishment of running him through a meat mincer on the Galle Face Green.

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        Andare

        It appears that you have been dreaming too much.

        Keep dreaming as you did for last 30 odd years like your Peelam. This is called “Moda-Choon” in plain language.

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        Coward is someone not taking responsiblity for what have been carried out – in that definition.
        All these buggers MR clan belong to Coward category for sure.

        Even today- Wanathamulla sunil abduction and setting him free following few hours – and reason as to why they killed and injured oligo numbers in Rathupaswala by deployment of Army forces – none of these were made clear by the authorities yet. So, if they shold be named after HEROS or any others, they should have spine to explain all these misterious behind that.

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    Muhammed Fazl are you madden by evil force?? why dont you write an article about Tamil diaspora who are still alive and had supported LTTE barbarism?
    Any count for them ?? dont they accountable ?? each euro or doller they donated bind with blood??

    Why dont you write an article about shameless majority muslims who never supported any stages of the war ? only 96 Muslims died for the motherland
    after joined Sri Lanka army. We respect them as our brothers

    imaginations doesn’t count front of rule of law..

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      Baboon,

      Did you read what you wrote before you clicked the “Post Comments” button ? I suggest you do that in future.

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        Afzal, have you checked Baboon’s pedigree? It appears Baboon does not understand the nature, effect and content of what he wrote!!

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      Rule of Law, baboon? You will have that on the day Gota [Edited out]

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      With all due respect, can we discuss about what I have written and NOT about what I have NOT written? Thank You.

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    White van, white van, white van-a-waiting….. a waiting….. a. waiting…..a-waiting…….a waiting…..

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    Dear writer. Politics of today in Sri Lanka is really a dirty one. There is no true politics today. It is money making and it is curruoption and. Despotism: modi did not invite his own relative for his inaugural ceremony for fear of that. In Sri Lnaka entire family shamelessly rule the country, control finance and control the entire systems of politics: army, police, Air Force, judges, ministers, all depmarments and government and private sectors are under control of illiterate Gota and co? What qualifications MR and Gota have ?
    They have no formal qualification: Air Lanka chief does not have GCSE
    MR use to clean self in J. University
    All other relatives do not have any good qualifications
    Yet, all dominate top post to loot the resources of the country
    What is the diffence between Qadafi and Sadam amd MR : same in term of politics:’
    Be careful when you write but if you are in Sri Lanka do not write like this
    No point writing for deaf ears and dirty politicians
    They know only rules of guns

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      Yes but SL is the best in the world to live

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        WK Costa

        “Yes but SL is the best in the world to live”

        Yes, it is the best in the world to live for those war criminals, corrupt officials, drug smugglers, clan and its cronies, thieves, rapists, child molesters, casino and tavern mudalalies, safron clad thugs, crooks and criminals, ………….. the best of best wonder of the world.

        Are you one those who has good living in this island?

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    Time for a change in Lanka – Think before you VOTE!!

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    If 10 % of people were like you, this situation would not have arrived!
    Any be Safe, Bro!

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      Bro MANIAsekeran,

      Unfortunately 90% of the people are like you.

      Cheers!

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      A million thanks to you Sir…

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        Mr.Fazl Muhammed

        Citizens of this country – irrespective of race , religion , or caste ,suffered terribly during the reign of terror unleashed by the LTTE . The Rajapaksa government changed all that . No one can ever deny , or forget that fact .

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          Try and figure our the root causes of all the sufferings and watch out for the wave of racial attacks by the SinHellists (BBS/JHU/SR/BR)

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    The Americans did not expend all that money and time and political capital in Geneva over three long years, to let this matter die down. They work to long term plans backed up with strategies put in place by highly qualified and articulate officials. They obviously have a game plan, and that must involve regime change in Sri Lanka. There are many ways they can try to achieve this:

    1) Wait for the UNHRC Report in March 2015, and together with the UK and EU, using the evidence in the report, impose targeted sanctions on members of the regime and members of the Cabinet, Ministry Secretaries, and their families including travel bans and asset seizures. This will destabilise the entire Cabinet and Heads of Public Administration, who will turn against the Colombo regime. The US, UK, EU Trio can also cripple the economy by blocking US Dollar, UK Pound and Euro transactions by any bank, especially the state banks in Sri Lanka. As in the case of Russia, the US Government can ban Visa, MasterCard and American Express transactions in Sri Lanka. The consequences are unimaginable for a puny economy like Sri Lanka’s and will affect the poor people and employees in the hotels very badly. All imports will come to a halt, as well as all export earnings. So let us hope and pray bank sanctions are not imposed.

    2) The US can try to remove the ‘brains’ and power behind the throne by removing from the scene the regime brothers who are US citizens. This can be achieved in two ways.

    a) By removing them on war crimes charges to which all US Citizens are subject. All the US has to do is issue international arrest warrants through the FBI, and 90% of the countries will oblige. Compared to the US, Sri Lanka is nothing in the world. Recently the FBI issued warrants against a number of high ranking all powerful Chinese government officials and they are now effectively caged and prevented from travelling to any democratic country as the FBI Warrants are out there.

    b) If the US feels that one or more brothers will try to obtain immunity by assuming a high political office in Sri Lanka, the US may spring the trap much earlier on the basis of an FBI Warrant for tax evasion by a US Citizen. Lately, any American or US Green Card holder having any bank accounts in any country has had to declare it. Even Sri Lankan banks have been very quick to oblige the US. The regime’s inner circle have their ill gotten gains stashed all over the world. But the US, with their NSA spying, as revealed by Snowden, has been targeting terrorists and everyone else, including bank data and emails. They probably have a very large dossier on hand already. They can do an Al Capone strategy. They got Al Capone initially on tax evasion. Everyone in Chicago was scared to give any evidence in case they be taken away in a proverbial white van by Al Capone. The evidence for tax evasion was all on paper, so no need for human witnesses. But once Al Capone was removed to jail, pending the tax case, all his right hand men, left hand men, boot lickers, puppets, and the frightened citizens came out and gave evidence on the crimes other than tax evasion.

    The Sri Lankan government attacked Navi Plliay in various ineffectual, crude and hopelessly useless ways including accusing her of partiality to Tamils as she is a (highly eminent) ethnic Tamil from South Africa. But with all those insults behind her, she will next week announce the inquiry panel on Sri Lanka, and then retire. The panel will have a life of its own, and Sri Lanka will be tried in absentia if we do not participate. But the worse news for Sri Lanka is that her replacement is a MUSLIM! OMG must be what the BBS and their puppet master is saying now. How will Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein feel about attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka when he reads SLMC’s submission to the UNHCR? But rest assured that as a highly qualified and respected diplomat, the new chief of the human rights body will be unbiased. But he is a much tougher individual and much more committed to protecting human rights than even Navi Pillay. Mr Al-Hussein, 50, graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. So, no doubting his eminent qualifications. Will Mervyn offer to marry him too? After all, Mervyn is a Dr. too according to Sri Lanka standards. Dream on Mervyn and get the BBS to begin insulting Prince Zeid as a Muslim. Let’s have some fun.

    With Modi pushing on other fronts, the traps are set on all sides. Let us hope that Citizen Silva and the hardworking people of Sri Lanka do not get economically squeezed, and that the sanctions are highly targeted.

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      Kevin

      “With Modi pushing on other fronts, the traps are set on all sides.”

      Ultimately Hindia, USA and MR would make a deal which would neither address war crimes nor beneficial to the people.

      We will be beck to square one or worse.

      Hindia, USA and other states were heavily involved in this island since 1971 for aiding and abetting war crimes committed by all sides to the conflict.

      MR is confident that when push comes to shove Hindia is the ultimate protector of him and his fellow war criminals as you know he fought the war for and on behalf Hindia. Thats what he told a Hindian TV.

      Do you think it is fair to prosecute just MR and his armed forces when Hindia and International Community whole heartedly supported him in various ways before, during and after the war?

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        India and USA supported the war on the basis of MRs promises that
        the cause for the war will be settled amicably- MR has gone on
        record immediately after the war in his Statement with the UNSG. All
        these have been reported on repeatedly.

        Now that MR has pulled back – of course with a hidden political agenda
        matters have gone into a new twist. Further the promises held out
        did not guarantee safety from breaches of International Law.

        Interesting times ahead to the reading public!

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        NV ,

        “Do you think it is fair to prosecute just MR and his armed forces when Hindia and International Community whole heartedly supported him in various ways before, during and after the war? “

        weren’t it under Sonia and George W , MR was given a free ride , yes it is true Obama was the president when the SL carnage unfolded , but if one were to go by the wikileaks ,it is evident that Obama administration tried to minimize the civilian casualties despite SL’s refusal !

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          srilal

          “it is evident that Obama administration tried to minimize the civilian casualties despite SL’s refusal !”

          If Obama administration really wanted to prevent war crimes being committed, they could have easily sent few stealth bombers from Diego Garcia to dismantle all the artillery pieces and MIGs and Mikoyans and drawn a line on the sand.

          Distance between Colombo and Diego Garcia is only 1111.06 miles.

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            NV ,

            come on be realistic now , how could you expect US to bomb SL ? US would never go that far to rescue bunch of hapless Tamil people , why would they ? what would they get in return ? even with considerable ROI , US is still reluctant to get involved in sirya’s conflict ,fact of the matter is , US is only interested in SL because of her strategically important geographical location ,on the other hand we can’t expect US to provoke our giant neighbor India , can we ?

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              Sirimal you are dead right.

              The facts are to win their electoral votes – many countries where Tamil and other diasphora are held need to the win the hearts and minds of them. Gaps of amount of the votes are reported to be sometimes not even few hudreds to few thousands. This was the case with Millibrands and other candidates too to cry for the tamil or any other issues in our countries. Else they the folks are not very much interest in external political issues.
              However, our leaders should be able to handle all these throug their diplomatic channels. Unfortunatley, the ones appointed by MR regime are not worth suitable to clean those offices have led us devasstating the ties between the countries.
              The most recent example is the one known as HULA to the country though twice made attempts committing suicide is now one another candidate of Rajapakshe scale representing the nation outside. As we all know hands on expeirience in the field of focused are the prerequisites for anyone to get appointed for any field – feel that the man in power just messed aroudn the situation. SO where has been SO CALLED WISDOM of the leader gone?

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              Off the cuff showed in this thread that native vedda is a Tamil separatist and Banda has been writing pseudo vedda is a kallathoni from the East. I am not surprised bugger keeps hallucinating.

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                mechanic

                “Off the cuff showed in this thread that native vedda is a Tamil separatist”

                How did he show this? Off You Go has been writing all kind of rubbish thinking he was a giant of an intellectual.

                “Banda has been writing pseudo vedda is a kallathoni from the East.”

                Banda has been plagiarizing materials from others. Like you he too has been boasting about things he hasn’t got clue.

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      well said Sir, I bow by head to you!
      hope this will work and send this Medamulana rogue caln to Hague or some province in China to live ever after.

      this is very interesting… what BBS/Lemon Puff/Champ-Uka etc have to say about this qualifications and man of charactor.

      Mr Al-Hussein, 50, graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. So, no doubting his eminent qualifications

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      Dear Kevin,

      While reading what you wrote and with all due respect to your efforts, I was pleasantly reminded of the following quote by Malcolm X…,

      Nobody can give you freedom, nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you are a man, you take it – Malcolm X

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      very interesting comment Kevin ,end result of PoE or Darusman’s report is constantly reminded me whenever this latest Navi P’s report comes to surface , where is PoE report now ? who talks about it now ? is there any thing tangible that Geneva people can do with the anticipated war crime report again ? as for my calculation there are enough votes to pass any resolution against SL in march 2015 , but getting passed a resolution at Geneva doesn’t mean they have the power to implement it , if UNHRC wants to successfully implement , they will have to refer to Security council at NY , having China and Russia as full Veto powered members in the security council would be a permanent hindrance to any meaningful reconciliation , in other words extending/prolonging siblings rein of terror !

      as you correctly said , US,UK ,EU and India can do a lot more than that useless UN can do , indeed interesting time ahead !

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        Srilal. To the US, UK, EU trio, the UNHRC report is not an end in itself but a means to an end. They don’t need to go to the UN where Russia and China consistently side with the most obnoxious dictatorships in the world, from North Korea to Syria to Zimbabwe. That is to be expected as they are dictators themselves, with A+ rankings in state thuggery and censorship. So the UN is a waste of time for ordinary citizens in suppressed societies seeking justice. The US, UK, EU trio only needs the UNHRC Report as a tool and an unimpeachable justification for their own targeted sanctions. Considering that 80% of our exports go to this trio and 95% of our international transactions are in their currencies should already be worrying the government. But even more importantly it is the asset seizures and the travel bans that will hit the ruling clique and the Cabinet and high level officials and their families. For all their big talk, none of these people want to send their children to study in China or Russia or Cuba or Belarus or Burma. Nor do they want to go to those places for holidays or shopping. No, they all want to go to the capitalist west and to those western liberal democracies, meaning Canada, US, UK, EU and similar countries. A travel ban will completely destabilise the rulers without hitting Citizen Silva in the stomach.

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          kevin ,

          what do you think about the upcoming war crime investigation ? since MR led administration has flatly rejected any sort of cooperation extending towards the investigation team , how would they conduct any forensic tests/crime scene inspection/metrical evidence to convince the IC about their finding in the end ? i suppose all the testimonies/ evidence can be gathered through SKYPE but what about the rest ? there are enough materials already been compiled by various organizations ( PoE, US state department report , INGO’s reports , Tamil Diaspora’s reports , C4 films etc ) all they need is to verify these serious allegations beyond reasonable doubt , for instance the alleged killing of Praba’s 12 year old son , to date i ‘ve not seen any video clip which does the actual killing , so all these allegations are subject to scrutiny before a court of law , i’m sure N pillay must have worked out a strategy to overcome the logistical nightmares , but would it be acceptable ?

          will the regime be better off with her non compliance strategy with the UN or will it be a suicidal mission ? there are enough prima facie evidence cases which have the dates , times , locations , perpetrators and the victims , will the US CIA provide necessary satellite images and recoded conversations to back these allegations ??

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      Day dreaming

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    My point of view opinion may sound stupid. but the reality is , this world has seen many arrogant dictators than Rajapakse clans and thrown away like rats and killed like cats and dogs on roads.
    See what happened to Saddam Hussein, Gadafy etc etc. these guys being apart from so called Muslim ( Islam and its teaching nothing to do with what these guys did or doing. I challenge Al Qaeda/ Taliban or what ever so called Islamic groups for that matter).
    So the time will answer very soon……

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    MR.Fazi,you are one of the few Sri Lankans who have the guts to expose the,character of this war criminal, crook, and fraud called Gotabaya.This man will soon enter politics thru the backdoor and will aim to be the next President.The man being an American citizen will have problems with the U.S criminal justice system. He is not particularly liked by the U.S. diplomats in Colombo.He will get diplomatic immunity and try and escape being charged as a war criminal if the world court finds him guilty of war crimes. His association with criminal organizations such as the BBS and his well known crimes as the author of the White Van abductions makes this despicable man a curse that has befallen our country.The sooner this devil is got rid of the better for our country.

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    Only 2009 losers are scared of Kothapaya. I think they are a minority.

    Others love him. I think they are the majority.

    Truth to be told.

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    [Edited out]

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    Those who banned the film Vishwaroopam are the real enemies of media freedom.

    Lift the ban on Vishwaroopam.

    I watched it. I want every Sri Lankan to watch it.

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    dear Mr. Fazi
    Very good thinking. He is all in one. He may perish,be taken away or disappear before Mahinda. who knows. Bensen

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    Thank you Fazi for an excellent article. You have the guts. Keep up the good work.

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      Thank You… I am no writer, but encouraging comments by people like you is what makes me continue writing. This is my third article on CT and I equally welcome criticism pertaining the topic in question. God bless…

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    We should wait for the UNHRC inquiry and report to classify him a hero, saint, sinner, war criminal,coward or a combination of two or more of these. How this inquiry will define his role in the war and labels him, will determine whether he will be the president-in-waiting or otherwise.

    Every person is entitled to due process. Although he stands accused of not granting the right of ‘Due process’ to others, he is entitled to the right to defend and vindicate himself in the eyes of humanity.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Last week you were talking about how your brother was trying to give “legal status to LTTE in the UK as a liberation organization in 2001”

      You said, I was taking an absolutist position in condemning his actions. You said we should not look at things in black/white and that everything was grey — (your brothers actions).

      Now is this UNHRC inquiry on Gota also going to be grey scale or black/white?

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        Navin,

        I have avoided commenting on war crimes in general, except with reference to some specific cases, although I have called the no-holds- barred and brutal. Both sides committed unacceptable acts. I will take a wait and see attitude until the details and circumstances are revealed by the UNHRC inquiries. This is not an absolutist stand by any standard,

        Dr,RN

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          Correction: should read,
          — — although I have called the war, no-holds barred and brutal.

          Dr.RN

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      Don’t you think 5 years is too long of a wait? Don’t we also have a conscience to act upon our judgements seeking justice to the already unjustly dealt ones? Are we Sri Lankans so retarded and hopeless to believe that only a foreign power(s) can deliver justice in this isle of ours…? Bitter the truth may be, but aren’t we a nation of cowards??

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        True to an extend. The people are not cowards, but have been lied to, benumbed by targeted violence and cowed. This is very reason the UNHCR process became necessary.

        Dr.RN.

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    Here is what is brewing in USA for GR.

    From reputable academic web site.

    http://justsecurity.org/10537/sri-lanka-gotabaya-us-citizen-war-crimes-accountability/

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      Thank you for the link , Justice .

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    With all the Diasspora money and Clout in the first world, with many Lankans as enemies within, INGOs, NGOs & Church, all of them are still struggling to bring the Rajapakshes down.
    Why the struggle??
    Why do they need the most powerful country in the world to back them up?

    However dubious may be the transactions of Gota, those MIGs & the purchases through LL did the trick.

    Mohamed Fazl smarting………

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      This Kondeminah, is trying to justify Gota’s involvement in the shady MIG deal he made money and other deals of arms purchase through his Lanka Logistic Company, that did the trick, implying that the Forces used these weapons to defeat the LTTE. No the Forces did not have the need to use any of the arms purchased, because at the behest of the assurances given to VP after he helped MR become President, VP got the LTTE to bury all their armoury, then abandoned their stronghold Kilinochchi and assembled on the Beach front to surrender and was massacred. So what is this bugger talking? The truth is Gota made a lot of money from the purchase of arms to the Forces through his Lanka Logistic Company, that was not required to defeat the LTTE. The LTTE including VP were sitting ducks on the Beach front.

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        VP was arrogant and foolish but he was not so stupid as to bury his armoury, abandon Kilinochchi and assemble on the beach front to surrender.

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          Paul,
          Where were you from 2007 to 2009? It was advertised in the Govt media itself that when the Forces had walked in to Kilinochchi in January 2009, the LTTE with the civilian population had left Kilinochchi to Puthukudirippu. There was no fight to secure Kilinochchi, not even a single shot fired. Then where were you when the MR Govt boastfully displayed at the BMICH after the war ended, the LTTE armoury that was unearthed, found buried? Can you explain why the LTTE buried their armoury and abandoned their stronghold Kilinochchi? If the LTTE was fighting the Govt Forces, will they bury a single weapon or abandon their stronghold Kilinochchi which had enough bunkers to give cover for them?

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          Paul,
          Also how do you explain KP after betraying VP, ending up on MR’s lap? This bloody wheeler dealers, MR and Gota will get a bit of their own medicine very soon.

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        Dear Gamini,

        If anyone has profited from the war, by illegal means, they should be brought to book as that tantamounts to treason.

        But you have moved in to another arena when you say with conviction “because at the behest of the assurances given to VP after he helped MR become President, VP got the LTTE to bury all their armoury, then abandoned their stronghold Kilinochchi and assembled on the Beach front to surrender and was massacred”

        Can you provide any authoritative reference to confirm that statement?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          OTC,
          I have quoted from the sequence of events advertised in the media itself reference the war. If you refer back when the forces entered Kilinochchi in 2009 January there was not a single Tamil in Kilinochchi as all have vacated. This never got highlighted due to Lasantha’s murder in January 2009 which took centre stage. Then the Dayata Kirula Exhibition displayed the entire armoury that was unearthed to celebrate the War Victory. Yet again the media exposed this. Then as for the massacre of the LTTE did not take place in Kilinochchi but at Nandikadal Lagoon, once again through the media including Channel 4. So what more proof do you want reference the above?

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            Dear Gamini,

            You have avoided my question.

            You claimed “because at the behest of the assurances given to VP after he helped MR become President, VP got the LTTE to bury all their armoury, then abandoned their stronghold Kilinochchi and assembled on the Beach front to surrender and was massacred”

            You have not proved these so called “assurances” and hence it has nothing other than gossip value.

            When you claim ALL their armoury was buried before moving out of Killinochchi, the LTTE would have been defenseless after leaving Killi.

            This is obviously not true as they fought with heavy weapons even from the No Fire Zones.

            The LTTE buried weapons that they could not take with them, in order to prevent them falling in to the hands of the SL forces and for later use if they managed to infiltrate the area behind SL forces line of control.

            The fact that the LTTE carefully greased and wrapped them in polythene, before burial instead of abandoning them does not support your inference.

            What did they fight with after they left Killinochchi?

            Re “Then the Dayata Kirula Exhibition displayed the entire armoury that was unearthed to celebrate the War Victory”

            That again is hyperbole. The exhibition contained SOME of the LTTE armoury not the ENTIRE armoury as you claimed. Buried LTTE arms caches were found even after the LTTE was defeated.

            Re “Then as for the massacre of the LTTE did not take place in Kilinochchi but at Nandikadal Lagoon,…”

            Nandikadal lagoon is to the WEST of the Heavily fortified defenses constructed by the LTTE (earth embankments, Deep ditches and bunkers)of the No Fire Zone that the LTTE occupied with Mortars and other arms. Please see map here http://www.nation.lk/2009/04/12/defence.html

            These earthen defenses were built with heavy earth moving machinery allowed for NGO use in the North.

            The Beach is on the EAST of the NFZ.

            The FACT that the LTTE moved WEST away from the beach instead of the EAST towards the beach disproves you contention that they assembled unarmed on the Beach front to surrender but got massacred instead.

            Re “So what more proof do you want reference the above?”

            The Plain Unvarnished Truth will suffice, instead of the embroidered untruthful hyperbole.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              OTC,
              Why would VP abandon his bunker in Kilinochchi built with fortification? This bunker of VP was left, without being destroyed by VP, for MR to market it to the South to boost MR’s moral after surrender, where he first he helped MR to win the Presidential Election. It is for this reason that VP went with the game plan of selling a look alike, before as VP to have died. Besides VP should have died in his bunker, which was the most safest place if ever there was a battle and not on a Beach front. Believe me if there was no foreign assurances, from India and America, VP would not have done what he did on MR’s word alone. LTTE was defenseless after leaving Kilinochchi as they had no heavy artillery to fight. That is why it was easy for the Forces to annihilate the LTTE. What are the defenses you are talking that the LTTE had outside Kilinochchi? None. So you still think that VP was not lured out of Kilinochchi to be massacred? Your arguments are very juvenile and anyone with an ounce of common sense can see through your naivete.

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                Dear Gamini,

                As I said before, The Plain Unvarnished Truth will suffice, instead of embroidered untruthful hyperbole.

                You are writing Fairy Tales. There is not a single fact, supported by evidence, in what you have written.

                Quote
                97. Increasingly, LTTE forces, mounting their last defence, moved onto the coastal strip in the second NFZ, particularly in the Mullivaikkal area, where the LTTE leadership had a complex network of bunkers and fortifications and where it ultimately made its final stand. The LTTE was no longer mobile and established a series of defensive earth bunds throughout the zone. Its positioning of mortars and other artillery among IDPs often led to retaliatory fire by the Government, often resulting in civilian casualties. LTTE cadre were not always in uniform at this stage. Since the loss of the Jaffna and Kilinochchi fronts, the LTTE’s supply lines and logistical systems began to fail, as it was almost impossible for them to shift supplies and maintenance installations to the Mullaittivu district. As a result, the LTTE lost access to fuel, ammunition and some of its food supplies. While the LTTE had some weapons caches left, they had only limited heavy artillery, including a small number of MBRLs. The SLAF had complete air superiority, and the LTTE had to camouflage its installations to make them more difficult to identify from the air.
                unquote

                Source the UN Sec General’s panel report (Darusman Report)

                Re “Your arguments are very juvenile and anyone with an ounce of common sense can see through your naivete. ”

                I am sorry to say this, but apparently Gamini, you were naive to believe that your yarn could pass muster without the need to present factual evidence. That was juvenile and not what a person with even an atom of common sense would have attempted.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  OTC,
                  The whole world will see, who has spun the yarn whether you or me, the day MR is kicked out and those remaining LTTE, when they spill the beans how MR hoodwinked them. Till then keep believing in the yarns the Rajapaksas have been spinning for the gullible, as yourself because the Rajapaksas are famous for Dishonesty in every aspect, in addition to being murderous by nature.

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                    Dear Gamini,

                    What I reproduced is from the UN’s Darusman report not a report of Rajapakse’s or that of the SL govts.

                    You claimed that the LTTE did not have Artillery after they left Kilinochchi but Darusman says the LTTE had even Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers and other Artillery even inside the 2nd NFZ (the strip of Land between The beach and the Nandikadal lagoon). Thus proving that you Lied.

                    You said what fortifications and tried to deny the fortifications but Darusman says the LTTE leadership had a complex network of bunkers and fortifications and a series of defensive earth bunds throughout the zone and mortars and other artillery positioned amongst IDPs. It proves that you lied.

                    You should be able to distinguish between your Country and the Regime. Unfortunately you are slandering your country by spreading despicable Lies just to spite the Regime.

                    You can be angry with the Regime and do what ever you want to bring them to book but do not be a Traitor to your country that has nurtured you.

                    You don’t cut your nose to spite your face do you?

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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                      OTC,
                      You are free to trust whatever Report, as their is complicity from these very do gooders although they may seem Independent but are like Kamalesh Sharma. They are running with the hare and hunting with the hound. The fact that so far Gota has not even been questioned but only harping on War Crimes with watered down Resolutions from the UN, goes to prove their sincerity. Further how all Forces individuals accused of War Crimes are posted as Diplomats and the biggest of the War Criminal planted at the UN itself, allowing them to take shelter under Diplomatic immunity, speaks volumes, to say the least. Can you enlighten the readership, reference the fortification (Bunkers) the LTTE had at Kilinochchi built to perfection to those if any at the Beach front as claimed by this Darusman Report. For your information the Bunkers at Kilinochchi including VP’s were shown over the media for the world to see. Tell Darusman or any other source to show a single Bunker built on the beach front by the LTTE. Besides a single piece of heavy artillery used and abandoned on the beachfront, where the LTTE was lured with promises where VP and his faithful cadre were massacred and KP et al were safeguarded and cared for by MR thereafter for the favour done?

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                      Dear Gamini,

                      I have responded to your post of June 13, 2014 at 9:23 am at this link

                      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/gotabaya-rajapaksa-war-criminal-coward-or-a-president-in-waiting/comment-page-1/#comment-1342931

                      Kind Regards
                      OTC

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              Off the cuff,
              I bet this bugger gaminiya lives in a cold damp basement in the UK and barely manage to scrape his living with his pension. Needless to say, he cannot afford to come back and live a better life here in Sri Lanka. That’s one of the reasons why he and people like him dislike MR ending the war and making a progress with peace and development. There was a time that those who were doing menial jobs in the UK used to come back for a short holiday and splash a bit of money to show off once a year. Not anymore. Even if they could afford a cheap holiday here, they definitely cannot afford to hire a decent SUV to show off their old mates. No wonder gaminiya like buggers are jealous of MR and those of us who work hard and become increasingly prosperous.

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                Dear Mechanic,

                I write to defend my country from Slander.

                What I write targets the slanderous statements that others write.

                Gamini slandered my country when he wrote “abandoned their stronghold Kilinochchi and assembled on the Beach front to surrender and was massacred” which was a despicable Lie.

                I cannot understand why people that we expect to be educated, an intellectually honest, cannot distinguish between their country and the Regime and resort to slandering the Country to spite the regime.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  OTC,
                  Darusman, Ban Ki Moon or Kamalesh Sharma, the whole world knows their complicity with MR in this so called war and the excesses committed where no serious action has been initiated with graphic evidence available of blatant violations of War Crimes.

                  You say, ‘I cannot understand why people that we expect to be educated, an intellectually honest, cannot distinguish between their country and the Regime and resort to slandering the Country to spite the regime’.

                  For your information the reason is we are not Intellectually Dishonest like your ilk, who act as Pseudo Patriots and willing to compromise and cover up any Crime, just because they are committed by our own kind. That is the difference between you and us. A wrong is a wrong, whoever commit is irrelevant. There are no different standards but only Principles alone that are upheld. So think again smarto.

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                    Dear Gamini,

                    This is my response to both posts of yours of June 13, 2014 at 9:23 am and June 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm.

                    My initial comment addressed to you on June 10, 2014 at 11:48 pm, requested you to provide any authoritative references that you have to support the claim you made on June 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm to Paul. Namely the following;

                    “because at the behest of the assurances given to VP after he helped MR become President, VP got the LTTE to bury all their armoury, then abandoned their stronghold Kilinochchi and assembled on the Beach front to surrender and was massacred”

                    You have posted 5 comments subsequently but there is no authoritative reference in sight.

                    You cannot provide an authoritative reference because you do not posses any. You have been bluffing all along.

                    On the other hand I have provided authoritative references to support everything that I have written.

                    The difference between you and me is that while you spin Lies out of thin air I present verifiable facts.

                    Re Can you enlighten the readership, reference the fortification (Bunkers) the LTTE had at Kilinochchi built to perfection to those if any at the Beach front as claimed by this Darusman Report”

                    Even now you are trying to bluff your way out. The Darusman report is adverse to Sri Lanka. In fact they have even gone to the extent of prostituting the ICRC IHL to exonerate the LTTE of the war crime of employing a Human Shield.

                    The LTTE was on the run. They could not stay in one place, in killi or anywhere else. They were outnumbered 10 to 1. Their ONLY salvation was escape either with foreign help or by themselves.

                    The Beach was on the East of the NFZ. VP’s last stand was on the West. The fortifications were on the West. Did Darusman claim their were fortifications on the Beach?

                    Re “For your information the reason is we are not Intellectually Dishonest like your ilk, who act as Pseudo Patriots…”

                    You can say anything about me and I can say anything about you. But the question is whose statement is validated by what is written.

                    You made a statement about my countries armed forces. I challenged you to provide authoritative evidence. Five posts later you are still struggling. Why? Because you were lying. The best part is you claim that you are intellectually honest after lying without any shame.

                    Re “… and willing to compromise and cover up any Crime, just because they are committed by our own kind”

                    When you cannot prove your case you start going around the Mulberry Bush. What is the Crime that I have defended? All I asked is for evidence for a slanderous statement you made.

                    Don’t you think you should re-evaluate your strategy and base your writings on FACT instead of easily exposed Fibs?

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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                  “I write to defend my country from Slander.”

                  Gasgambo, patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel from night soil heritage- Bombastic Johnson.

                  Mechanics grow leeeks!!

                  The best the IC can do is classifying Lanka as a terrorist nation the same way BBS was. This would give a degree of peace to the voiceless folk.

                  Lanka is on the threshold of another present day Egyptian military junta rule a nation with an ancient heritage worth boasting about even in the west.

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                    Ah Septic Tank has blown another lid.

                    Too much gas I suppose

                    Kind Regards
                    OTC

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      Would be very happy to know LL did the trick… And I give all credit where it is due! But the crusader of justice that I try being, I would also go the entire length to investigate if there was ‘war profiteering’ and if lives of SL forces were ever put in peril due to substandard defense systems, equipment/weaponry…

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    Gotabaya Rajapakse has so much ill-feelings floating around, its shocking he has not collapsed with a heart-attach or brain tumor yet. Its revealing to see the range of writers wishing this or that on him.

    As for the US angle: There has been wide-spread speculation if he is a Green card holder or passport holder for many years. I do not recall if a single media outlet ever asked the US embassy for clarification of his status. They should have no issues in confirming his status because he is a public figure. They will not reveal the circumstances of his application ( Political asylum etc.). One can then frame a valid discussion about the American aspects of his alleged activities.

    As a US citizen, he cannot be involved in any of the activities alleged. He cannot give or accept a bribe..ha ha ha. Try proving that one!

    As a Green card holder , he has a little more wiggle room. Just a little more. The US can cancel his Green card if they choose to, if the alleged activities took place.

    When it comes to War crimes, none of the limitations apply. They can go after you, under all circumstances.

    Bottom line: The US is not bothered about ‘ants’. If China does something in the area, that pisses off India, and Modi asks Obama for help; and the dumb Rajapakses are involved in facilitating China’s actions….then wait for the proverbial axe to fall. The US will pay lip service every once in while to remind the Rajapakses that they are watching their every move. The US knows exactly where all the Rajapakses hide their ill-gotten gains. Be it Singapore, Malaysia, Australia or Dubai, they know! Upto now the Rajapakses have been very clever not to push the wrong buttons.

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      If my memory is right – recently, I read somewhere that both MR and BR are US citizens. I have no idea about the rights of Dual citizen while living out of the states. I thought have my relatives too living in CA.

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    Recent statement by Senator Kerry
    “Urging other countries to do the same, he added: “Even those occupying the highest echelons of military or government, who ordered, engaged in, or looked the other way when their subordinates committed acts of sexual violence, will not be welcome in the United States.”

    It is happening soon wait and see. This criminal and his siblings will be judged soon.

    Blood of innocents crying out loud. Blood of my sisters who were raped and murdered will not go in vain.

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    Karachchi Airport Attackers are dead.

    But their sponsors and financiers,and leaders will be hunted down and killed by Drones and the spouses and children even wouldn’t be spared.

    Katunayaka International Airport attackers died.

    But their sponsors and financiers around the first world, will be in the audience cheering, when Ms Pillai delivers her “War Crimes and Genocide” Verdict next month against the inhabitants of Srilanka.

    A fitting overhead slide for Ms Pillai presentation would be a picture of the Kathankaddy Mosque .

    And a slide show of the hundreds of bodies wrapped in white clothes being carried to mass graves in Batticola Muslim cemetery would keep the audience in shock.

    This will spill into disgust, anger and rage among the audience to even shouts of “kill the Sinhala Bastards.”…

    Wonder whether Mr Muhammed Fazi will be on the BTF or TNGTE table…..

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    1. Many thoughts and ideas are being bandied about. But let us take a look at a few salient points in this noodle soup.

    2. In war as in life, a few things are black and white. But there are many shades of grey.

    3. War is horrible and people die. The LTTE was a terrorist organisation and it was and is still designated as such by the US, Canada and India, amongst other countries.

    4. The US and India in particular gave tremendous support to eliminate the LTTE, providing real time satellite information to the Sri Lanka Navy to intercept and sink LTTE arms ships

    5. Non of these countries gave that support so as to annihilate tens of thousands of unarmed Tamil civilians. The support was only to finish off the LTTE

    6. The LTTE, far from protecting Tamils, deliberately placed them in harm’s way by using them as human shields, not to mention other massacres of Tamils by the LTTE

    7. When it became apparent that tens of thousands of civilians would get killed during the last stages of the war, the US with the support of Canada, UK, India etc was ready to implement a ceasefire (there were even US Navy ships on standby). The war could have ended without the massive carnage, and Prabhakaran and all his assistants in including KP and Karuna would today be facing trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), or been already sentenced to life in prison (there is no death penalty or electric chair at the ICC).

    8. If we had followed that route, there would be no war crimes charges today against the Colombo regime. Only the LTTE would have been charged. Today, only KP is and Karuna are left to be charged from the LTTE, and they should be charged for the war crimes and genocide perpetrated on the Sinhalese and Tamils by the LTTE. The Sri Lanka government can and must refer them to the ICC. See point 10 below.

    9. Given that the LTTE used the Tamil civilians as human shields, and they obviously could not be saved without that ceasefire, there is still no excuse for shooting unarmed captives with their hands tied behind their backs, or killing Prabhakaran’s son or so many other captives killed in that manner. Those are war crimes that will come back to haunt the regime in Colombo as well as all true Buddhists of Sri Lanka Even during the brutal end to the JVP’s killing spree when Wijeweera was killed, his family was spared and kept in safety in a Naval camp for many years. That was the correct thing to do, whether to a Sinhalese or Tamil or anyone else’s kids

    10. The US does not need to go through the UN Security Council (where a veto by China and Russia awaits) if the prosecution is against one of its own citizens. US Citizens in the Colombo regime can be tried under US law or the US can opt to refer them to the ICC though the US is not a party to the Statute.
    ICC’s document at: http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/PIDS/publications/UICCEng.pdf, at clause 33 states: How do cases come before the Court?

    . A State not party to the Statute can also accept the jurisdiction of the ICC with respect to crimes committed….by one of its nationals, and request the Office of the Prosecutor to carry out an investigation.

    (Likewise the Sri Lankan government can refer Karuna and KP to the ICC)

    • For US citizens, even giving up US Citizenship will not help escape prosecution for crimes or tax evasion because the US law on Renunciation of U.S. Nationality states that:

    “Persons who wish to renounce U.S. citizenship should be aware of the fact that renunciation of U.S. citizenship has no effect whatsoever on his or her U.S. tax liability or …… allow persons to avoid possible prosecution for crimes…which were committed when he or she was a US Citizen

    11. Even with the extremely bloody way the war ended , we could still have avoided war crimes issues if we had, as Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy stated (see below), done certain things. We could have easily made amends, and even given financial compensation to the survivors of the war (instead of taking high interest loans to build empty harbours and airports), or even by getting financial grants from India, US, UK and EU, and ushered in a great period of freedom and democracy. But all the other things we did post-war, from attacks on the free press, to attacks on the judiciary and the Chief Justice, to attacks and thuggery on even the Sinhalese – Biyagama, Rathupawela, and Tangalle are just three examples, only proved to the US, UK, EU that we are headed for a tin pot corrupt family driven and violently maintained dictatorship that needs to be halted sooner rather than later. With cases like Ghaddafi, the west knows that the longer such rulers are allowed to exist and allowed to dismantle all independent institutions – police, law and order, judiciary and public service – the more chaotic it is when the dictatorship collapses, as they all do eventually. Then it is a much more costly exercise for the democratic west to step in with aid and help, and such collapsed states take generations to recover, if at all ever. And failed states are too big a headache for everyone else.

    By Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy Groundviews 14/05/14

    Five years after the war I often think of how it could have been.

    A President who, the day after the war ends, speaks to the people of the North and East, emphasises that the government was facing a ruthless enemy but expresses remorse for the suffering they have undergone and pledges to make amends, and does.

    An army, when faced with war crimes allegations, says categorically, discipline is important to us, we will not tolerate impunity, perpetrators will be punished, all the while winding down, returning to barracks and letting the civil administration take control.

    A majority community that reaches out to their Tamil brothers and sisters, saying we are sorry about all your suffering, we never understood your aspirations, we will try now and move toward a pluralistic, inclusive Sri Lanka.
    A Tamil community that says we are sorry for supporting this ruthless organisation that killed so many people; we were blinded by their propaganda.

    Let us talk now, openly and frankly and try and work it out. If we disagree – we reassure you our protests will be non-violent.

    A foreign ministry that urges the government to engage all members of the international community, realistically confronting their concerns about human rights and returns us to a non-aligned status.

    All these developments would have signaled the nobility of our spirit – the investments and acclamations would have burst forth and we would have lived happily ever after.

    Yes, if only, that could have been.

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      Dear Kevin,

      Re “6. The LTTE, far from protecting Tamils, deliberately placed them in harm’s way by using them as human shields, not to mention other massacres of Tamils by the LTTE”

      According to the UN the LTTE did not use Human Shields.

      Quote

      Credible allegations point to a violation of Common Article 3’s ban on the taking of hostages insofar as they forced thousands of civilians, often under threat of death, to remain in areas under their control during the last stages of the war and enforced this control by killing persons who attempted to leave that area. (With respect to the credible allegations of the LTTE’s refusal to allow civilians to leave the combat zone, the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime (Rule 97, ICRC Study)

      Unquote

      Section 237 Ban Ki Moon’s UN Panel report.

      Re “When it became apparent that tens of thousands of civilians would get killed during the last stages of the war,..

      At what point of time did it become apparent?

      All the countries you mentioned have real time satellite spying capabilities in addition to other means of obtaining information. The US also has STEALTH capable planes.

      Re “The war could have ended without the massive carnage, and Prabhakaran and all his assistants in including KP and Karuna would today be facing trial at the International Criminal Court”

      With what evidence do you make that claim?

      Ms. Adele Balasingham the Architect of the “Baby Brigade” has not faced trial at the ICC has she?

      She has been immune from criminal prosecution though living under the nose of the UK govt for ages!

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    For any human being who is NOT a terrorist supporter , whoes brain has not been destroyed by alzhimers or is not a simpleton. If you remember this country from the 90’s to 2005 He can be nothing but a Hero . There is no doubt that Mahindas public appeal and SF’s bloody minded strategy playec a huge role but without Gotabayas facilitations all of that would have come to naught and the country would have been under a tamil polpot .

    Cheers

    Abhaya

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      Those who really see it right…

      ONLY hero qualities are seen in SF only.

      We can also make MERVIN silva or Kudu Duminda a Hero of the nation, if we together with Lanken state rupawahini and other media work together. Poor people would take whatever aired ot them. They dont raise the quesiton why …
      But my suprise your being rotten in the US – to utter this kind of rubbish is beyond all bearing. Poor US to have offered you a chance to run their fabrics giving you so called DIrector post is questionable.

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    Does this man know of a company called Access International . and how much money the UNP govt and ministers and Chandrikas goons stole from the country . and for what . they lost every war killed thousands of good men . With Gota even if he DID take commisions (which I dont this he did – he has no need to ) They won the war . period . Every PENNY well spent . I dont want to know ANYTHING else.

    Cheers

    Abhaya

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      You buggers are blind folded AS if lab rats are injected with powerful chemicals to have the experienments done. I have no doubt, you will stay blind even if your family ones would have been raped in front of you. THere you cant do anything because it is written in your genetics.This is the nature of those folks. Thanks to you we all suffer today to the end.

      Else, I really dont know what you talk about winning a war – where all including former presidents should be given the due respect. After all if CBK´s EA ministry ( late great son of the nation Kadirgamar) failed to get banned the LTTE on every rich soils, nothing like your beloved Gota OR Raja would have achieved. Besides, MR was not exile – he had been activ front figure of lanken politics since day 1. And the very same victorious regime to fail with discussions with the minority parties make it crystal clear about their capacities. Today, what is standing on their way if the TOPleadership honestly wants to go for discourses based on PERMANENT peace for all of us.

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        Sven,
        you are dead right.
        If the rulers are wholehearted they could have achieved a lot to this day.
        Dont worry, Abhayas, Bandas, JMsofties, Elakollas are pltenty in lanken society, but saddly not many of your nature of guys are there to protect the nation

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    Ben, Do you not understand, I am conveying a message to those frustrated guys who live afar unhappily on behalf of the majority voters who live in this country.

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    He is a criminal, mass murderer, thief and many other things but not a hero. How is he a hero? He is a clown.

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      Tamil from the North , it’s a pity you survived to put a stupid comment here…countryless fool
      tamil terrorism was crushed. that’s what matters……

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        You and the ilk are simply a curse to our folk. At a critical time where we all struggle for peace to read this kind of comments – is really our karma.

        I am ashamed to call me “sinhalaya” when I read the comments of this nature. I have no idea who contributed the sperm to generate your being ?

        How can you ever add this kind of comments to this forum ?

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          Sven Perera..”. I have no idea who contributed the sperm to generate your being ?” >>>may be Gota?

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          sven perera, you are not a sinhalese but a fruit salad..

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            Ela Kolla’s [Edited out]

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            I am ashamed – to call me as sinhalese, when I read the comments of You and the like ones who are born in toilets and go on disgracing the toiletting, as if you dont have any better thing to do.

            I would better migrate to Vedda’s world, if the chances are there. I am now fed up of being sinhalaya :(

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            Yes, now I get it, this is the reason why you have been making every effort to eat us (sinhalese and all other minorities):(

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            Ela kolla is not a human being. We have to subject him for DNA tests soon.
            Not even worth to be compared to a disease spreading cockroach.

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        @ela kola, Tamil terrorism could have been crushed long ago if that racist JR or even Premadasa decided to bomb the crap out of anything he they saw. Don’t tell me the Lankan forces fought alone. They had support from the two faced crooks north of Lanka called the Indians and the Chinese. Praba was a jungle man, never understood what was going on around him or in the world. Things changed after 9/11. He did not change his ways. Just like this clown Gota, VP continued with his little murderous gam of killing people. Finally dirty Praba got killed himself. Winning a war thia way is not difficult……..bomb the crap out of everything from air. So, do not preach to me what a great hero this criminal is. If you support him, I can see where you are from. A fruit does not fall far from the tree even though you are not his son, you seem to be close to him.

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          you stupid [Edited out] Tamil from the north , i reiterate again, we crushed tamil terrorism and won the war…you lost. crushing tamil terrorism is sweet and that’s why we celebrate in grand style every year…

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            ela kolla

            ” i reiterate again, we crushed tamil terrorism and won the war…you lost”

            I hate to agree with you that LTTE lost it. VP won the war for the racist state.

            India helped VP to win the war for the state.

            Can we now get on with other important items in your agenda.

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        @ela kolla the big goof has spoken again. Utter rubbish spews out of his mouth. Idiot!!!!

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          a.k.a. Thana Kolla because he eats grass!

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            buru mike with his buru comments

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          Tamil from the north, army would have spared you because you’re so [Edited out]

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        There is no tamil terrorism. But there is problems between minority tamils and majority sinhalese (that you guys represent). Latter sinhalese are as minor fraction as the ltters had been. And there was no JVP problems, but it was interpreted in that way -all what we faced in late 80tes were youth unrest across the country.

        And to remind you and the dimwits that seem to be born fools – except those plantations tamils are also lanken citizens as we the sinhalaese and muslims and other folks are. Not to disgrace plantaion tamils, but I have no idea about them right now.. they should also be given their citizens .. since they have lived in lanken soils for ages… AND have contributed their labour to that sector.:: iF EU countries should consider foreigners to be given their rights after letting them live and work on the west, why not the lanken plantation tamils be not given their due rights ?

        Meeharakas of your sort would not want to see it clearly, in my younger days, I only read about the names of tamils when it searched for medical specialists. Even in galle area we had very few thorax specialists – most of them were tamil origin. So how could you come to the point to name them as countryless ?

        I would suggest – you subhumans need Germany style rehabilitation centre to guide you to the normal way thinkings. Rajapakshe govt could better see it rather than going for commission bringing road constructions than buidling rehabs for you guys.

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          sama, are you related to amASSiri tha altar boy…coz you’re better than him when it comes to write bull

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        Ela kolla and Abhaya – two virulent personalities need urgent paternity tests.
        Both these guys seem to have got everything wrong in their lives. Such DNA tests would reveal them the truth. Good luck

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          sven perera…you’re such a spoilt fruit salad….

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    Looking at the wealth amass by Gota some say today he is Sri Lanka’s 8th richest after the following persons:
    MR, Basil, Shiranthi, Chamal, Namal, Yoshitha,

    By the way 9th is Shavendra R and 10th is Rohitha R

    What a family!

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      Actually these richmen and women are made rich because they deliberately looted people#s funds. So we dont need to call them richest people, but maraurders of the nation. Those who allowed to them to loot the nation continously are the stupid folks- they are still inthe same mode – alas.

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        “Rich” people are usually called poor people with money. Money does not make anyone rich it just enhances peoples’ purchasing power only.

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    good boy faiz putha; good writing son, keep writing. can’t wait for the next

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