18 September, 2021

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Govt. Sends Alleged War Criminal To US Independence Day Celebrations

Eye-brows were raised at the US Independence Day celebration in Colombo yesterday when the Sri Lankan government sent notorious paramilitary leader Douglas Devananda to attend the ceremony as its representative.

US Ambassador and Douglas | Photo: @AiyoMalli

US Ambassador and Douglas | Photo credit AiyoMalli

A government Minister – Devananda who currently holds an outstanding arrest warrant from India in relation to a murder he is accused to have committed in Chennai in the late 80s, had addressed the gathering alongside US Ambassador Michele J. Sison at the event held at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.

Grave allegations have been levelled against Minister Devananda and his paramilitary group to which includes murder, rape, child trafficking and extortion and yet continues to receive the support of the Sri Lankan government.

This event took place against the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sison crossing swords over the Head of USAID being summoned for a meeting with Gotabaya, to which she objected. The US Embassy had informed that the meeting should only take place in the presence of Ambassador Sison as USAID operates under the purview of the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.

The meeting between Gotabaya and the USAID head was due to take place to discuss a programme initiated by the NGO named ‘Election Support through Voter Education (ESVE)’. Gotabhaya in a comment to The Island newspaper had described the project as a ‘ruse to turn people against the government’ and had called it the ‘Operation Regime Change’

“The government would like to know whether the USAID was still going ahead with the project which would further undermine bilateral relations,” Gotabaya had told The Island.

Related;

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WikiLeaks: Installing Criminal Devananda As The Head Of A ‘Quisling’ Tamil Regime

WikiLeaks: EPDP Medical Doctor Performs Forced Abortions

WikiLeaks: EPDP’s Targeted Killing Method With Govt Military – Jaffna Government Agent Reveals Secrets

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  • 15
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    The right person to represent a war criminal and his regime !!!!!

  • 14
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    What more do you expect from a Government which is headed by a Master Murderer ably assisted by a contract killer, brother.

    They say like father like son, I would say like Government, like their representatives.

  • 10
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    “Eye-brows were raised at the US Independence Day celebration in Colombo yesterday when the Sri Lankan government sent notorious paramilitary leader Douglas Devananda to attend the ceremony as its representative.”

    He is a Para-Tamil War Criminal.

    It is better than sending a Para-Sinhala Buddhist war criminals, after Alutgama State Sponsored Criminal Activity.

    Thee are a lot of Para War criminals to choose from, in the Land of native Veddah.

    • 1
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      “Eye-brows were raised at the US Independence Day celebration”

      Doglas is an expert Eye-brows were raiser! Isnt he.

  • 10
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    Gota would have looked better in the photo if he were there!

  • 10
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    The MaRa regime is rubbing it in to the Yankees:

    The more they rub in the better it is for the war crimes investigations.

    I am loving it.

    Hip hip hooray!

    • 1
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      It is sad to see Thiru has no guts make any comment about the main character, DouglasD… characteristics of common genes… Even in this article Thiru like …. Tamils wants to talk about Sinhalese leadership issues… nothing about this Tamil animal…

      • 1
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        @AVB,

        Tamil people have been condemning this criminal, he is personal non-grata for tamils around the world.

  • 5
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    He is already a Minister in the Govt., so what is there to raise eyebrows at sending him to represent the Govt? Eye brows should have been when he was made a Minister, in the first instance.

    • 3
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      Sammy

      “He is already a Minister in the Govt., so what is there to raise eyebrows at sending him to represent the Govt?”

      How an anti imperialist, anti colonialist, anti neo colonialist, anti International Community socialist and revolutionary could represent himself at the US Independence Day celebrations?

      • 2
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        Vedda…don’t be silly !!? Do we hear anything from the side of the US on this issue !!? No !! Not at all, and it shall never happen. For,this criminal just represented his criminal masters in an event histed by the so called ”world policeman” thug !!? that’s it all.

        Also, once the LTTE was an untouchable outfit for the US, but now the HRW – the pet of the USA, works hand in hand with the cronies of the LTTE in the UNHRC !!? Illiterate thugs like Krubakaran, fox like Fr.S J Emmanuel, TGTE, BTF and Asian class Politico & fan of the LTTE Gary Anandasangari jr, are in bed with the US through HRW !!? Why not …just another criminal…joining hands with the US !!? Who knows , the US might invite Duggi as the Chief guest for the forthcoming UN International Human Rights Day celebrations in December, like the way Sherine Xavier ( who benefited a lot through VP & locked horns with Duggi during the mighty days of VP) invited Duggi immediately after the demise of VP to chair the above said event.

        • 4
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          Rev.Devil

          According to EPDP website “In 1975, he became a founder member of the Eelam Revolutionary Organizers (EROS).”

          EROS was supposed to have been involved in anti imperialist struggle.

          Again according to EPDP website

          ” A section, including Padmanabha and Devananda left EROS and formed the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF). The student body GUES of the EROS, attached itself with the EPRLF. In the EPRLF, Douglas Devananda served as a member of the politbureau of the Central Committee and as the commander of its military wing, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)”.

          Again EPRLF was supposed to have been involved in anti imperialist struggle. As a first step in that noble struggle EPRLF kidnapped Alen and his wife, according to my elders.

          Very often Douglas issued statements that meant he was opposed to imperialism in all its forms.

          Is Douglas a man of principle? Does he still believe in anti imperialist struggle against US, UN, and the west?

          • 2
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            Dear ”Lord of the forest” , I agree that …the only way for you to recollect on this world renowned criminal – next to VP and Rajapaksas is just going through the web. !!? But…..

            I have had the opportunity of living and watching all these radical criminal , arrogant , impolite , opportunistic & uncultured my Jaffna Hindu so called liberator rascal’s history to my own eyes dear vedda !!

            ”Is Douglas a man of principle? Does he still believe in anti imperialist struggle against US, UN, and the west?”

            Hahahahha…. dear Native…my sincere and prudent man of this beatiful land !!? Listen to me my friend….. late premadasa was depicted as a thug !!? There were and are reasons behind it !! But he was still a real leader of policy and sincerity !!? VP built up his glory at the expenses of Prema’s sincerity. Premadasa was really a people’s leader in-spite of his forced darker side.Even the great opportunists like Deyan Jayatilaka’s have no options than accepting it. !!?

            But …people like Duggi, Ashwar, Wimal, Nimal sripala de & Mervyn….etc.,..etc., .. don’t waste your time in throwing weighty questions with !!? For, these creatures are not men of policy !!?

            But I shall always have a salute …whenever I hear the abbreviation ”EROS’!!?

            Mmmm… even after his total surrender to the criminal lord of his own people VP…!!? Mr.Balakumar didn’t give up his policy !!? He never betrayed his policy – a born talented, educated & people’s leader surrendered himself to Gota’s vultures and no body knows what had happened to him !!?

            Ah….did I answer you dear Native !!?

            • 1
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              Rev.Devil

              I thought Douglas supports Mahinda for they both share anti West, Anti Imperialist, anti Capitalist sentiments.

              “But I shall always have a salute …whenever I hear the abbreviation ”EROS’!!?”

              Why?

              EROS is no different to other war lords. The only difference is that EROS was sitting on the fence for so long, eventually they joined LTTE.

    • 0
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      How about KP and Karuna Amman the vice president of UPFA.

  • 4
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    He was the GoSL representative at the British HC event the queen’s birthday party too.

  • 7
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    If not a local War Criminal, who will attend an International War Crime Country’s Independence day celebrations? It is just that the Rajapaksa family has been absent from the event.

  • 4
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    I am of the opinion that Rajapakse regime did the correct thing by sending Douglas Devananda as the representative of the ruling regime. Douglas Devananda is an accused murderer and the entire regime is also made of murderers, so whats wrong in Douglas representing the murderous regime?

  • 9
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    I don’t see anything wrong here. Criminal Government has to send a another criminal to represent the Criminal Government. Our Deshapremi Government is full of war criminals, common criminals, robbers, thugs, rapists and child abusers, hate mongers, racists etc. All the Deplomatic posts are filled with War Criminals, Criminals, Uneducated and half educated morons. From the Top Post of President, Commonwealth Chaiman to Local Politicians are utter corrupted. So Govt. has no choice but to choose from the criminals. In my opinion US deserve this as US Citizen, proven War Criminal, uneducated thug is behind this.

  • 7
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    I hope US Ambassador Michele J. Sison asked DD about his involvement as commander of EPRLF, in abduction of US civilian contractor Alan and his wife in Jaffna in the 1980’S.

  • 7
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    What other alternative.? The barrel is empty of intellectuals. ?
    Better than sending Dr.Mervyn Silva and avoid the embarrassment of another marriage offer!

  • 0
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    This is not by accident, our think tank brain stormed and came up with this idea purposely. SLG is assuming they can embarrass the US Ambassador for poking her nose in to our internal affairs.

    Sadly what our fellows don’t understand is US has got lot more thick skin and lot more stick than our uneducated and educated fools could imagine.

    On the other hand SLG is doing everything in it’s power to antagonize the US Admin, maybe in the hope that China will carry us through.

  • 1
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    This was their best possible manner of spiting the US Ambassador.Bensen

  • 0
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    [Edited out]

  • 1
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    Show me an honest politician today in Lanka ? ! Every one, irrespective of party affiliations are all dishonest rascals and rascals only choose politics as a quick route to make evil money. All these guys are “Birds of a feather…Murder,thuggery,racism, rowdyism,robbing the country and all these are part of the political culture in silly Lanka. Just get used to it. No point in lamenting. Government is comprised with a mixture of 100 % thugs, murderers, looters, liars, drug peddlers, criminals and vultures. Dougie Doggy is just one, Pakses are using to insult US and themselves ! All are in the game, dirty game !

  • 4
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    Karuna must be furious.
    :-)

  • 1
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    Murder suspect DD was once refused visa to enter US. He also was involved in kidnapping an elderly US couple for ransom. What has changed now for him to be permitted to enter US Embassy in Colombo, which is also her territory.

    • 2
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      This is a sarcastic message by the Rajapakse Family to the USA.
      Devananda can hardly talk English. He may have done a poor reading
      from a written script.

      This will not end there. The US is a mighty power and has friends
      all over. They can and will react. The Rajapakses are making too many
      enemies – and too fast.

      Backlash

  • 0
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    Time is up, MR & GR. Be ready to face the music for antagonizing the whole world.

  • 1
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    Doglas standing under the LIEon flag. Is isnt is ok. The best person to represent Sri Lanka.

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