23 September, 2020

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Gota’s Latest Charge Against US: Rapp Met Ex-Tigers At IOM Kilinochchi Office

The Government has accused a high level US delegation of having “forced its way” into the Boosa Detention Facility down south and used the good offices of the IOM to meet with ex-LTTE combatants, the right wing Island newspaper reported today, quoting ‘senior government sources.’

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The report claims that the US Delegation led by Ambassador at Large for War Crimes, Stephen J Rapp had met with ex Tigers in the IOM office at Kilinochchi.

The Island’s Shamindra Ferdinando, who regularly headlines reports in the Island newspaper quoting Secretary to the Ministry of Defnce Gotabaya Rajapaksa or a senior official in the defence establishment said the Defence Secretary had demanded that action be taken against IOM, the UN agency for migration issues for its ‘high-handed’ actions.

The Island, quoted Government sources as saying that soon after the secret meeting had come to light, the Defence Ministry took up the issue with the IOM mission which accused its Kilinochchi office of arranging the meeting without informing Colombo. “Sources emphasised that the local office wouldn’t have facilitated such a meeting without the blessings of higher authorities,” the report said.

According to the newspaper, the Rajapaksa Government was alleging that Ambassador Rapp’s delegation had forced its way into the Boosa detention facility down south.

“Government sources alleged that the US delegation led by Ambassador Rapp had also forced its way into an army detachment adjoining the Boossa detention facility. The visiting US official had wanted to know whether the detachment was responsible for security at the detention centre, sources said, adding that the GoSL couldn’t comprehend the US attitude. The army detachment had been there for many years, they said,” the report in the newspaper claimed.

The Defence establishment has taken a hard line against the US as pressure mounts over war crimes allegations and international demands led by the US that Sri Lanka undertakes an investigation into the alleged abuses. Last week Gotabaya Rajapaksa was quoted in the Island calling US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal, who recently concluded a visit to Colombo as “ignorant.”

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    Weeks ago Gota appreciated US for their support to destroy LTTE naval power.There are LTTErs in prisons in the US too.

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      Appreciate when it is called for. That doesn’t mean the rat …sorry rap can barge in to any place he likes.

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        NAK

        “rap can barge in to any place he likes.”

        How did Rapp manage to parachute into the island?

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        In other words, according to Sinhala Nationalist the US should only do what the GOSL tell it to do, and US should never question GOSL. The arrogance of you lot is staggering.

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    When Sri Lanka had the chance should have wiped out all those [Edited out] tamil terrorists. Terrorists cannot be rehabilitate, just ask this Rapp guy how many al-qaeda terrorists did USA rehabilitate, answer is non, they just killed every terrorists. SL also should have done that, if that happened nobody can arrange any secret meetings with terrorists in SL.

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      Sad guy, Srilanka Army couldn’t defeat Tamil tigers so they had to bed the whole world to help deafeat Tamil Tigers. Sinhala Army is good for washing women’s underwears only.

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        Maveeran, you mean those coward tamil terrorists got their ass kicked by an army that is good for washing underwear!!!!
        I wonder what these wimpish tamil terrorists were washing

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          Dont you understand English? SL Army did not defeat Tamil Tigers. The whole world did.

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        What you are saying is that, coward tamil terrorists got their ass kicked by an army that is good for washing garments!!!! Just imagine how pathetic your so called heroes are, they ran with their tail stuck between their legs when they see laundry men!!!!!
        I think those wimpy tamils are not good enough for anything.

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    So the govt did not have any microphones to record the conversations ?

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    now all the ex-tigers are buddies of the pakses

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    Please read this excerpt from Tisaranee Gunaskera’s article today:-

    “Gotabhaya and Basil Rajapaksa are reportedly naturalised American citizens. If so, they would have filed their N-400 application, paid the fees, faced the interview and passed their citizenship and language tests. They would have taken the oath of allegiance, renouncing and abjuring their loyalty to Sri Lanka, and swearing allegiance to America.”

    If this is so, isn’t Gotbhaya committing Treason against his adopted Country?

    He could be arrested if he even sets foot in the USA, and tried for Treason.

    He must be quite certain that he would never have to return to the US.

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      Rational. Anynone anywhere in the world can accept a position irrespective of whether they are dual citizens or not. how many people with. Dual nationalities work in places other
      than their respective countries.?

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        Sarojini, I was not commenting about:-

        “…. how many people with. Dual nationalities work in places other than their respective countries.? “

        I agree that this is permissible.

        My argument was that you don’t Return to your Native Country, and insult and denigrate your adopted country, as Gota is doing to America!

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    Yes.Nisha Biswal is ignorant on various activities you had been undertaking for the last 10 years.

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