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Govt Releases Udalagama And Paranagama Commission Reports

The UN Human Rights Investigation report and the much awaited Udalagama and Paranagama Commission Reports were tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

After the Premier tabled the three reports, the opposition raised objections on the government’s failure to table the full joint resolution which was adopted at the UNHRC sessions in Geneva recently.
Opposition MP Dinesh Gunewardene raising objections noted that what the government had tabled was the UNHRC mandated report into alleged human rights violations and not the joint resolution which was co-sponsored by a large number of countries along with Sri lanka.

Meanwhile several civil society organizations today welcomed the release of Pranagama and Udalaga reports on human rights violations and war crimes.

Both the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) and the Center for Human Rights and Research (CHR) said the best way to open a dialogue on alleged human rights violations during the previous Rajapaksa regime is to publicise the Udalagama and Paranagama Commission reports and their interim reports.

The two organizations said that these documents could be the base to investigate alleged human rights allegations as the evidence given by victims and associates of victims of assassinations, abductions and torture were properly documented in those reports, they said.

The Paranagama committee was appointed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to investigate complaints regarding missing persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces from June 10, 1990 until the war ended on May 19, 2009.

The report was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena by its Chairman Retired High Court Judge Maxwell Paranagama, last month.

A commissone headed by Judge Nissanka Udalagama was appointed to look into cases of serious violations of Human Rights since August 1, 2005.

These included the assassination of former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, the killing of 17 aid workers of the French INGO Action Contre Le Faim in Mutur , the killing of five youths in Trincomalee and the disappearance of Rev. Nihal Jim Brown of Philip Neri’s Church at Allaipidi on August 28, 2006 and a number of other high profile cases.

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    CT

    Where are the reports?

    Armed forces also conducted its own investigation which found itself innocent of any crimes.

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    This is an excellent move by the gov. It will lay to rest all the conspiracy theorist who were trying to claim that there was a sinister move by the Gov to prevent its release.

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      This is an excellent move by Ranil to release the two local reports, now the hawks will have little to scream about the UNHRC report and international conspiracy as the local reports are saying the same thing and advising of international participation in any future processes.

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        This has been cooking since 1948. With serious eruptions in 1971, 1983, 1989 & climaxed during Eelam War IV.

        All Sri Lankans must prepare themselves to face the truth. No reason to fear the truth. It shall set us free. Finally.

        It will also hold the geo-political vultures and pathetic Ealamistas at bay.

        Cheers!

        PS: Just yesterday I heard my local Police station has beaten a suspected, petty thief nearly to death. Victim will be lucky to escape death. Beaten up by sadistic, drunken Policemen at night.

        There is no other way to deal with this never ending tragedy. Law enforcement must be severely tamed and held accountable.

        Let us deal with this culture of violence. Let us stop it for good. We can do this.

        We shall overcome!

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          Great, hats off to Maithri & Ranil

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          Ben Hurling

          “No reason to fear the truth. It shall set us free. Finally.”

          But first, it will piss you off.

          The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off. – Gloria Steinem..

          “Beaten up by sadistic, drunken Policemen at night. “

          What has it got to do with Diaspora, West, LTTE rump, CV W, … NGOs, UN, Hindia, ….?

          I have come to the conclusion that there is no substantial difference between you (Pon Heera Lingam) and Jamis Muthu Banda.

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            Native,

            “What has it got to do with Diaspora, West, LTTE rump, CV W, … NGOs, UN, Hindia, ….?”

            It is for statements like that our ancestors coined the following phrase:
            “Yanne Koheda? Malle Pol”

            Cheers!

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              Ben Hurling

              ““Yanne Koheda? Malle Pol”

              I am familiar with idiom from my early age.

              Elsewhere you say “It will also hold the geo-political vultures and pathetic Ealamistas at bay.”

              Whom are you trying to kid?

              As I have consistently wrote in the past, Eelam, Eelamistas,LTTE ….etc have come to their logical conclusion, all were hung by the b***s. Eelamistas also knew that the resolution on separation was dead on arrival. So there was and is no question of Eelamistas revival.

              Are you being extraordinarily patriotic by invoking Eelamistas?

              The real enemy is not terrorism, its only a reflection of how badly the state has been built and governed over the past 67 years, nor its limited to Tamils or Sinhalese. Hope you are keeping in touch with good governance which was officially declared on or after Jan 8. People are yet to see the benefits of Good Governance.

              I won’t be surprised if another Southern or northern/southern Uprising occured in the near future. Then it would be too late and hopefully you won’t be blaming the Southernistas.

              As in the past I am sure Hindians and the West would be here to put out the fire.

              Find the arsonist not the one who lit his/her cigarette from the fire.

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                Native,

                “It will also hold the geo-political vultures and pathetic Ealamistas at bay.”

                Above is based on your theory, unless one takes care of his woman others will grope her.

                Cheers!

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                  Ben Hurling

                  “unless one takes care of his woman others will grope her.”

                  Therefore good governance at home is sufficient/necessary condition to keep your women safe while keeping the foreigners away.

                  Usually the men hide behind their women folks when the going get tough. We need them to protect our “manly bum” intact.

                  We are our own enemies.

                  Stop abusing the family, in return family will protect you.

                  One doesn’t need all kind of usless strategies. Rmember all strategies end in tears.

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          Ben H,

          If you are genuine and sincere in your sentiments “No reason to fear the truth. It shall set us free. Finally. It will also hold the geo-political vultures and pathetic Ealamists at bay.” then how come you didn’t challenge MR, Dayan, GL, Rajiv, Tamara, and the whole gang, all these years?

          Have you ever made any comments supporting credible investigation towards seeking the truth?

          How come you did not advocate prompt and credible investigations so that you could “hold the geo-political vultures and pathetic Ealamists at bay.”

          Your current sudden enlightenment and submission for truth seeking seem so painfully, helplessly and tortuously feigned! As bogus as it can possibly get!!

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            Kumar R,

            Sounds like you have so prfoundly misunderstood my positions.

            Cheers!

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              Hi Ben H,

              I sincerely hope you are right – that you had all along wanted to get credible investigation to seek truth that would “hold the geo-political vultures and pathetic Ealamists at bay.”

              Any chnace you could cite your previous comments in that endeavour? That will confirm your view on how mistaken I was – right?

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                He is another racist moron all the time kept quiet,silently condoning, I still remember, when I suggested that UN invstigation is the way to go and find truth, this rougue in turn threw mud. These buggers all the time have time only to hit at LTTE and Tamils who demanded separatism not looking at their dirty back why tamils were forced to do, he simply does not have the balls to accept the rogue army atrocities!

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      Pot Shot

      Read the following news item:

      Sri Lanka troops committed war crimes: Rajapaksa’s panel
      By Our Political Correspondent
      Oct 20, 2015

      ECONOMYNEXT – The war crimes investigation set up by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has made startling revelations that senior military commanders should be hauled up for criminal prosecutions.

      The Maxell Paranagama commission appointed in 2013 in what many at the time feared was an attempt to white wash the security forces has surprisingly produced a shockingly frank report amounting to an indictment of the former regime.

      The Paranagama commission was asked to investigate the credibility of the major war crimes allegations that were levelled against government forces after crushing the Tamil Tiger rebels and declaring an end to 37 years of ethnic war in May 2009.

      The report dated August 2015, eight months after the defeat of Rajapaksa, noted that the allegations of war crimes were not only credible, but there were specific instances where criminal prosecutions of military commanders was warranted.

      Turning the military’s own investigations on its head, Paranagama found that the controversial Channel 4 documentary, “No Fire Zone – Sri Lanka Killing Fields” was genuine and its allegations merited a judicial investigation.

      The report, however, says that the military cannot be expected to probe any of the allegations with any degree of credibility and that there should be an independent judicial investigation under international supervision.

      The 178 – report, with even more pages of annexures, goes far beyond the UN human Rights Council resolution which only suggested that there could be foreign involvement in a domestic war crimes mechanism.

      Justice Paranagama suggests that there should be a separate war crimes division within the Sri Lankan legal system and insists that Sri Lanka is obliged to fall in line with international humanitarian law in line with Sri Lanka’s own constitution.

      -Channel 4 allegations credible-

      His recommendations are diametrically opposed to the line of the government that appointed him. Rajapaksa and his administration had always maintained that not a single civilian was killed by troops and the Channel 4 documentary was a fabrication.

      “The Commission is of the view that the material shown in Channel 4 – shorn of its theatrical and dramatic presentation and of the occasionally extravagant language used – does show, however, that there was material enough to justify a judge-led investigation,” the Paranagama commission said.

      It said another high profile case involving the execution of the top Tamil Tiger political leadership on or about May 18, 2009 should also be investigated by an independent judicial inquiry despite the then government denying the killings.

      The allegations of ‘white flag killings’ which led to the deaths of Balasingham Nadesan, the head of the political wing of the LTTE, and S. Pulidevan, the LTTE’s head of the peace secretariat allegedly took place after they were given assurances of safety “at a high level.”

      “The Commission is of the view that despite some conflicting evidence, the underlying matrix is such that these alleged illegal killings, together with other such killings of those who surrendered, must be the subject of an independent judge-led investigation.”

      “To that list for investigation, must be added the cases of all those who were hors de combat and allegedly perished while in the custody of the Sri Lanka Army.”

      Bus loads of civilians disappeared after being taken away by the military in the final days of the war, the commission found and recommended separate judicial investigations.

      However, the commission cautioned that it would not be prudent to get the military to investigate itself and instead called for an independent judicial investigation led by neutral judges.

      The Paranagama commission, set up in August 2013 in the face of international censure of Sri Lanka over its failure to address accountability, said a military court of inquiry could not be expected to impartially investigate the allegations.

      The commission was initially asked to probe cases of people missing during the conflict and received complaints of 21,000 people missing after the end of the war in 2009.

      -Call for foreign judges –

      Judge Paranagama recommended that international judges should have a role to ensure the credibility of any investigation into war crimes.

      “In the event that Sri Lanka were to set up a purely domestic tribunal it is the view of this commission that foreign observers should be encouraged,” the report said.

      Sri Lanka’s new government too has resisted calls to have foreign judges investigating its war time past, but has shown willingness to draw on international forensic and legal support.

      Members of Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority say they do not trust a local inquiry to reach the truth about the conflict, in which more than 100,000 people died between 1972 and 2009 when the war ended with the crushing of Tamil rebels.

      President Sirisena’s administration has vowed to punish war criminals, in contrast to his hawkish predecessor Rajapakse.

      Sri Lanka became an international pariah after repeatedly resisting calls for a credible probe into the horrendous crimes, including the killing of at least 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of the war.

      When Sirisena came to power in January he promised to restore human rights and the rule of law.

      The new government has agreed to set up a South African-style truth commission, a war reparations office and a commission on missing people.

      However, the panel appointed by Rajapakse recommended that the state should openly acknowledge that serious human rights violations had taken place and ensure a truth seeking mechanism with or without amnesty to perpetrators.
      http://www.economynext.com

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        Wonder what Dinesh Gunawardhana, who promoted a conspiracy theory and wanted this report released has to say to the contents of this report on war crimes allegations.

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        “Rejecting that findings of the Darusman report that 40,000 civilians were killed during the final stages of the war and numerous other findings, the Commission of Inquiry into Abductions and Disappearances (Maxwell Paranagama Commission) had stated that it was the LTTE that had killed a majority of the civilians even up to the last hours of the conflict.

        “According to the report, it had been estimated by a respected Jaffna-based NGO that, in the final 12 hours of the conflict, a majority of the Tamil civilian casualties were caused by the LTTE.

        “Denying that the army was involved in the killings, the report rejected the suggestion that civilians were either targeted directly or indiscriminately by the army as a part of an alleged genocide plan. – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/92073/paranagama-commission-rejects-darusman-commission-s-findings#sthash.cbIAgsf3.dpuf

        “‘“The LTTE was ‘principally responsible for the loss of civilian life during the final phase of the armed conflict through their actions which included taking 300,000 to 330,000 civilian hostages, implementing a strategy of killing Tamil civilians to suit their military aims, using civilians as a strategic human buffer leading to considerable loss of civilian life, using hostages to dig trenches and build fortifications thereby exposing them to harm, sacrificing countless civilians hostages to keep the LTTE leadership in power.’

        “’The commission accepted that shelling by the SLA undoubtedly led to a significant number of civilian deaths, but the commission stresses that this was an inevitable consequence of the LTTE’s refusal to permit civilians to leave their control in order to use them both as a shield and a pool for recruitment, even when the GOSL permitted a ceasefire on April 12.'”

        – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/92073/paranagama-commission-rejects-darusman-commission-s-findings#sthash.cbIAgsf3.dpuf

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          This report is still subjective and does not have credibility according to UNHRC what is required is a proper investigation with independent investigators.
          At least one thing is established that over 40k Sri Lankans perished. We as Sri Lankans have a moral responsibility to know what happened and uphold the law otherwise we have no right to call ourselves a civilized society.

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            No, this hasn’t been established. The UN report doesn’t say so, and neither does the Paranagama Report.

            Responding to a question sent by The Hindu in this regard, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), stated “The crime of genocide requires specific objective and subjective elements. On the basis of the information we were able to gather, we did not come to the conclusion that these elements were met,” she said.

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            “The Commission rejects the Darusman Report’s finding that ‘a number of credible sources’ have estimated that there could have been as many as 40,000 civilian deaths.” — https://www.colombotelegraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Paranagama-Report-.pdf

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          Another collective premature ejaculation by We Thamizh :D Now let’s wait for the We Thamizh who were celebrating and singing hosannas to come back with the mops and start accusing Paranamagam & co of being Sinhala Buddhist extremists :D

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            We Thamihz Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

            “Another collective premature ejaculation by We Thamizh :D “

            Hope you shut your mouth in good time.

            What were you doing when that happened, spitting and polishing knobs?

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    At last, the Paranagama and the Udalagama Commission reports have been released.
    Why did it take such a long time to release these reports? The answer is simple.

    It is because governments want all skeletons to remain in the cupboards forever!

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    Where are Shamindra F , Dayan J , David B , Prof . Rajeew W , CA Chandraperuma type spin doctors today? Justice Paranagama report has found that Channel 4 movies are to be genuine , not only that , it further elaborates on the culpability of our forces . it also recommends to have international panel of judges . now U Gommanpila and Booruwansa type con artists can cry foul from dawn to dusk.

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      srilal

      I am now worried about the well being of

      Black and Decker, Jimmy, Somass OTC the copy paste con artist, his sidekick Ramuuuuuuuuuu, sachoooooooo, Nuisance, Taraki, Vibushana, Maxi Moron, KASmaalam K.A Sumanasekera, Sirisena Yatawara, Wee Thamihz Senior Journalist Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon (probably wetting his pants) ……………..

      Am I the only one hearing non stop echo of “Eat your words”, “Eat your words”…”Eat your words”?

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        NV ,

        Apparently Mr M .Paranagama now denying CH4 was genuine assertion , what he says is , there is a need to look in to the matter. way to go Max !

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          Paranagama never claimed that the Ch4 footage was authentic, so your “now he is saying” part is nonsense. What Paranagama said was that it wasn’t the job of his commission to look into whether the footage is authentic, but that since some of the commission’s advisors had seen similar footage used as evidence in other cases, they were assuming that it was authentic. You should read what has been said before casting insinuations on Paranagama just because he isn’t saying what you want him to say.

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            UN Sp

            “Paranagama never claimed that the Ch4 footage was authentic,”

            Could you let us have a copy of Max’s report and other reports of various previous commissions, including the ones that were established to investigate human rights violation relating to the period from 1987 to 1991.

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              So far the Paranagama report isn’t available. All previous reports you will have to look for yourself. If you are interested, of course.

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                UN Sp

                “So far the Paranagama report isn’t available.”

                How did you know “Paranagama never claimed that the Ch4 footage was authentic, so your “now he is saying” part is nonsense.”

                Did you get the information from Paranagama himself or Gota?

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                  I said he never said it because there is no quotation of him saying it. How do you know he said it? Did you get the information from between your buttocks? As a Veddha, I would expect more common sense from you.

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            UN Sp,

            Well i posted my comment after reading three different web sites i.e (1)BBC (http://www.bbc.com/sinhala/sri_lanka/2015/10/151020_sp_ranil_commission_reports ) , (2) ECONOMYNEXT (http://www.economynext.com/) (3) and channel 4 (http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-killings-channel-4-reports-unlikely-to-be-faked).

            All those three different web sites stated the same thing , which is, CH4 seems to be genuine , now who had got hold of the actual report itself last night ( 20/10/2015) when i posted my first comment (srilal
            October 20, 2015 at 9:29 pm ), did you ?? i don’t think so !

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              Well, if you have not read report how you know that Paranagama said it is genuine footage? you are just talking like a watti amma after reading something about something. different articles claim different things. How do you know Paranagama has said it is genuine? Why are you claiming this and then saying now he is saying something else? Do not try to vilify sincere and educated experts just because you are ignorant.

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              Well, since you haven’t seen the report yourself, you are depending on what an article says. The article I quoted, quotes Paranagama verbatim, saying that it wasn’t the commission’s job to look into authenticity of the footage. You have on your own decided that Paranagama first said one thing and then changed his statement, when in reality it is just two conflicting articles. You shouldn’t create things and try to slander people simply because you don’t have the understanding to make sense of these things.

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                UN SP,Harinathan

                “The 178 page report notes that the documentary shown by British TV network, Channel 4 titled “No Fire Zone: Sri Lanka Killing Fields” may have genuine footage of soldiers, torturing and killing either LTTE combatants or Tamil civilians.”
                https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/armed-forces-committed-war-crimes-udalagama-and-paranagama-reports/

                above quote is from CT itself (21/10/2015), read it again ,”Channel 4 titled “No Fire Zone: Sri Lanka Killing Fields” may have genuine footage of soldiers” ” obviously i hadn’t read the report by the time i first posted my first comment , then what you got to say about CT reporting of the matter ? CT also got it wrong ?? it’s you who go on nit picking , no body asked you to read my comment mate,why don’t you just ignore it and move on , why bother !

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                  CT often gets many things wrong. So you depended on what CT said, and then accepted what another article said, put 2+2 together and got 22. now, instead of accepting that you were wrong in your slander of Paranagama, you’re trying to justify your ignorant claim. It is you that should move on and find out the truth instead of typing the first piece of silliness that pops into your tiny brain.

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                    UN Sp ,

                    You damn right , i find CT to be trust worthy and reliable ;hence ,i depend on CT news ! if you don’t trust CT , why bother reading and commenting on it , there is an ideal web site which belongs to Wimal Borruwansa , why don’t you start reading and commenting on that lousy web site for a change.

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                      Srilal, putha, stop talking nonsense with the big uncles and go and study. If not, I will take the computer from your room like I did last month when I caught you looking at those women on that dirty website. Wimal’s site? I know what site you are visiting, no? First go and learn your English like a good boy now that we are getting tuition classes for you. If you fail your O-levels again I will give you properly.

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                    UN sp or what ever ,

                    Read the below Paragraph of the Maxwell. P report very carefully , then comment on it , that is only if you can !

                    Page 7

                    “77. This Commission is acutely conscious of the ‘Channel 4’ allegations. It is critical of
                    Channel 4 for not releasing the original video footage to the GoSL, but accepts that
                    despite some opinions to the contrary, the weight of independent expert analysis of the
                    video footage suggests the images are unlikely to be faked. The Commission is mindful
                    of the fact that forensic pathology and other corroborative expert evidence support the
                    video footage as genuine.”

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                      Siripala or whatever, your quote from the report doesn’t have Paranagama claiming the footage is genuine. For hime to make such a claim, he would have to examine the footage, which he hasn’t. He says it is “unlikely to be faked”. This doesn’t mean that he’s claiming it is genuine; he is saying it is probable genuine. If you cannot understand the difference between those two positions, all I can say is, aiyo salli.

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                      Here is the Paranagama Commission’s full statement on the authenticity issue with regard to the CH4 footage:

                      “428. The authenticity of the video footage is not an issue that this Commission can resolve,
                      other than to comment that many of the members of its Advisory Council have
                      prosecuted cases at the highest level before international tribunals and are familiar with
                      footage of the kind used by Channel 4. As the UN has used a number of pathologists
                      and firearms experts of world renown, who have now corroborated this footage, the
                      Commission has acted on the assumption, which of course can be displaced by
                      evidence, that the images depicted are genuine.556 Taking the Channel 4 allegations at
                      their highest, the Commission proceeds on the basis that the material is, or may be,
                      genuine and, therefore, presents strong circumstantial evidence of war crimes. The
                      assistance of the Advisory Council has contributed to this Commission’s decision that
                      the Channel 4 allegations require a proper judicial enquiry and it is imperative that
                      once commenced, any of those alleged to have been involved are brought to account.
                      Currently a former High Court Judge is heading the investigative team. “

                      At no point is Paranagama or the Paranagama Report claiming that the footage is authentic. It is merely saying that it is ASSUMING that it is authentic because it has seen no reason to believe otherwise. This is basically what I said in my original comment to you, and which you and your trusty CT got wrong.

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                      UN sp or what ever ,

                      This is what i have written in my very first comment

                      “Justice Paranagama report has found that Channel 4 movies are to be genuine , “

                      what Paranagama report states is pretty much the same what i earlier quoted , if a smart ass wants to twist the words and tries to be even , sorry ,i have no time to waste as this conversation is not going anywhere !

                      Srilal’s Mother ,

                      Thank you Mom for that wonderful piece of advice , from now onwards i shall stop LOOKING (watching) those dirty movies , as to my English and O/L , MOm you know that i’m a hopeless case when it comes to English and studies , but i always wondered , when would you correct yourself by resitting that thrice failed O/L exam of yours ! i also like to gently remind you the phrase which you always told me ” lead by example ?

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                      Well, Siripala whatever, if you think that Paranagama is saying what you have said, your mother is quite right about your English. You need to work at it a bit more. So, NO, the Paranagama Commission has NOT “found that Channel 4 movies are to be genuine (sic)”. They are ASSUMING that they are genuine. You are insinuating that Paranagama has given a verdict on the Ch4 films (which he hasn’t, and which he has clearly said wasn’t his job) based on a mistaken article, and then when you read that Paranagama denied the falsehood you quoted, you claimed that he was reversing his verdict. You are slandering someone based on your ignorance of the facts and your dodgy grasp of English. If you had any integrity, you would apologise to Paranagama for casting aspersions on him.

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      Dayan has been asking, the Maxwell Paranagama report be released. Now that it has, what to do now, must be on his mind.

      Btw. The LLRC report said the Channel 4 report was a fake. Maxwell Paranagama says it isn’t.

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        wait and see, again he will appear with the shameless nature. DJ is DJ. He has nothing but to attack personalities for his selfish gains. Now being cornered by all means – he has been searching for jobs to be occupied. None want to introduce him for anyone. The bugger is fallen to a pit nothing could help him the way out.
        These happens when the like misplace their both ends according to their selfish gains. No students will respect him at the Uni – nor will the society do so. Only place him to go and feel okay is the toilet pits of Madamulana.

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          DJ marks his time to be the Foreign Minister under a Premadasa led UNP Presidency.

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            “DJ marks his time to be the Foreign Minister under a Premadasa led UNP Presidency. “

            Oh no , he was praying for it after Boggles , then after GL , thank God it never materialized. just imagine DJ being the foreign minister and its repercussions , he will have overused that title claim endlessly akin to his infamous 2009 Geneva victory. wow , how lucky , we are !

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      Please add Khohona,Sharvanda silva, vijay nambiar, narayanan, menon, kadakandeniya etc to the list of those who need to brought to justice

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      Dear srilal,

      Agree absolutely with you on this. I’m sorry if we got a bit entangled in our “Kolambata kiri, gamata kekiri” issue.

      There has to be Justice for all, but also, we must ensure that rogues do not blight the future of the rural Sinhalese. They are easily misled because they find the English speaking Colombo elite as having no respect for them. So many rogues have got in to parliament as a result, some not even by being elected.

      We must now act fast and ensure Justice for all, irrespective of what ethno-religious grouping they belong to. Sinhala racists have got away with murder for so long that it is inevitable that they are those upon whom the axe must fall most heavily, but do it so that the average humble Sinhalese is not ALSO made to feel a second-class citizen. Before somebody brands me as not condemning Tamil Terrorism let me state clearly that having driven Tamils to arms thorough our own insensitivity, there was no option but to use brute force to kill Mad Dog Prabhakaran, but why murder his little son? Even worse was the horrendous sexual abuse, followed by the tortuous murder of Isaipriya, the news reader.

      There was no need for such brutality. The blood of these innocent victims cries out to heaven for retribution, but the practicalities of politics demand that the Tamils who remain must be persuaded to accept a compromise which will not totally humiliate our own Sinhalese people.

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        Dear Sinhala_Man ,

        No worries mate ! as far as we ordinary citizens are concerned , none of us want any criminal to escape from the long arm of the law , Mafia family continued to engage in extra judicial killings and other countless inhumane activities hiding under the pretext of National security , they did every thing for their own long term survival , only racists elements fully backed their way of dealing for their own agendas. take Dayan the “mama pora ” for instance , he was backing the murderous junta regime for his own selfish agendas , read his early articles in DBSJ ‘s trans-current , when he was offered the diplomatic position , over night he changed his stance and started singing hosannas for the Mafia king.
        we ordinary srilankans don’t deserve to be punished or penalized to protect one criminal family , who ever committed crimes under the pretext of our national security , must be brought to justice , it doesn’t matter whether they belong to TNA , UNP ,PA or any other party, justice must be served !

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    It was inevitable, sooner or later the happenings in the war will be informed to the people of the South. After, those in command will be before the courts. If we in Srilanka can’t deal with it, we will pass off the hot potato to someone else.
    It is our looking at our selves in the mirror to move forward.

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    Army Commanders committed War Crimes even against the Top Military commanders of Mr Pirahapran.

    This is what Maxy says in his report…And he even says CH4 is fully genuine.

    Maxy agrees that Western court is a must to try our Army Commanders.

    The only thing he didn’t say is that CH4 is totally admissible at the Hybrid Court.

    Gen Shavendra may organize a meet with Suren Surendran and apologize now.

    And make some sort of deal to protect his colleagues from harsh punishment at the hands of Imported Judges.

    Because UNP London and Batalanda Ranil wouldn’t stop until all brave Officers of Sinhala Buddhist origin are culled from the Three Forces..

    Specially the sons of our village Dalits..

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      Dear Sumane,

      “until all brave Officers of Sinhala Buddhist origin are culled from the Three Forces”.

      Nobody shall be culled from the Forces for being Sinhala Buddhist. Nobody shall be punsihed for knocking VP out so decisively.

      However, they will be punished, if found to be killing people while they were in the custody of Sri Lanka’s law enforcement agencies.

      That is both cowardly and criminal. Should be punished without hesitation. Fullstop.

      Cheers!

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      KASmaalam K.A Sumanasekera

      “This is what Maxy says in his report…And he even says CH4 is fully genuine. Maxy agrees that Western court is a must to try our Army Commanders.”

      Did Maxy travel to the west on an all expenses paid holiday? Have you seen him with “Diasporian”, carrying a large suitcase?

      Read Ceylon Today and Island, you will be surprised by the edited spin bit, Both contradict the leaked spin earlier.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Because UNP London and Batalanda Ranil wouldn’t stop until all brave Officers of Sinhala Buddhist origin are culled from the Three Forces.. Specially the sons of our village Dalits..”

      So all you are saying, justice should be partial depending on the Individual.

      whoever you are, one should have a fair trial and if found guilty be punished and all are equal before the law. If you waver from that position of justice then when you become a victim, it is only fair you have to expect the same yardstick being applied to you.

      I feel really ashamed people like you speaking openly to show partiality to the so called ‘brave officers’. You call them ‘brave’, they are really cowards to commit such war crimes as blind folding captured LTTE fighters and summarily executing them. Then the ordinary so called ‘educated people’ like you want them being saved. You with no sense feeling for the victims openly say this. Is this the justice you want in this country, then you shall have it. But do not complain when crime knocks at your door.

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      Congenital liars had been passed on by birth. Genetically majority of Srilankans are Liars even its against the 10 Precepts they lie through their every orifice.
      Now RW is singing the tune what Paranagama Report came out with. Trying to whitewash Darusman Report.
      Does it means all the Tamil men women and children were herded by the LTTE and killed.??
      So the war heroes remains as war heroes and never killed a fly.
      So they need not face the Tribunal.
      Bloody Lies.
      What a load of BULL S…….T.
      Pranagama Report is trying to confuse the masses to please the Racists elements and the so called war heroes whose names are mentioned on the report.
      Long live liars of Srilanka .

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    The reason for the delay to go public was due to the pressure put by the govt side and also by the big culprits named on the report . They were terrified that the names were going to be published.
    War heroes of so called brave men were so scared of their names being published?? Were they chickens in jackals clothing??

    Let’s wait and see what will be the next step. Paranagama commission had done the honest and honourable job in creating this report under difficult circumstances. A job well done for the sake of the victims and to claim an honourable place where the name of our country is tarnished internationally due to the human rights violations committed by the last govt and its men.

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    I just cannot believe the garbage “Island” has written on the same report.

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      Who reads Island?

      Hardly a newspaper.

      It is an amatuer propaganda sheet.

      Cheers!

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    At last we are finding that we have in our justice system decent credible, unbiased Judges that we hail. Justice Paranagama, we as citizens of this land see the light at the end of the tunnel that justice be done to the innocents that perished under the Jackboot of the LTTE and the minority of perverts and thugs in the Armed forces that tortured and killed thousands of our own brothers,sisters Mothers and Fathers. Justice Paranagama you are indeed smarter than “Maxwell Smart” of the American T.V. series of bumbling CIA agents who caught the criminals at the end of the story.Long live Justice in our land. We have now not lost hope thanks to upright Judges and citizens like you.

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    We are waiting for Welikada prison riot report Ranil?

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    According to this report most of the killings during the last 12 hours were by LTTE.

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    This is an excellent more where former governments had hided all such reports from being disclosed to public

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    Thank you Native Vedda for the link.

    At the same time I have read totally contradictory articles in the Island and the Financial Times today. Both state that the Paranagama report lays the majority of the blame for civilian deaths on the LTTE.

    I wonder which one is true?

    Truth has more faces in Sri Lanka than anywhere else on Mother Earth.

    I sometimes wonder if the majority of Sri Lankan are born congenital liars. Or simply learn to deny everything that we don’t like the sound of from our Politicians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who are without doubt World record holders at lying.

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      curtis hellfire,

      “I sometimes wonder if the majority of Sri Lankan are born congenital liars.”

      For some odd reason, above statement resonates surprisingly well. Wonder why.

      Cheers!

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      Curtis Hellfire,

      What do you expect from “Island” news paper ? it’s sub editor Shamindra ferdinando is another Dayan J type journalist , he will report the version what his boss wanted , i also read Island’s article , it gave a totally different picture to the actual story.

      CH4 claimed to have a leaked version of the report , read it from their web site.

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    Excellent move, but will it solve our problems? This is what we wonder..

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    Whose turn it is now? Hangman or Switch Operator of Electric Chair?

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    Fantastic! The President and PM did an excellent job by releasing these reports to the public domain. These are the commissions set up by MR & Co.So let the public and the world see the reports. Now they are clean naked,and all what they were hiding were out, more clearer than the UNHCR report. Now where are and what they going to hide? It’s all in the open for the world to see, their own commissions reports, absolute, plain truth. They should always remember there is one above us watching every thing, if we did wrong, and no way to escape from him.

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