17 November, 2018

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GTF Wants Visas Of Brigadier Fernando’s Family Cancelled

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has written to Amber Rudd, Home Secretary, UK, demanding that the visas granted to family members of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando be cancelled.

Fernando, former Minister Counselor (Defense) of the Sri Lanka mission in London, was asked to return to Sri Lanka following an incident at a protest organized by expatriate Tamil organizations.

The GTF argues that the family member’s visa statuses were dependent on Fernando’s and since the GTF believes that the latter has no status as of now their statuses ‘should also fall’.

However, in a letter that the South Asia Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, had written to the GTF in response to a letter by the latter, what is intimated is just that the Sri Lankan Government has ordered Fernando to return to Colombo ‘while the incident is thoroughly investigated’. This follows, according to the South Asia Department, serious concerns being expressed to Sri Lanka by UK authorities.

Both letters are given below in full:

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    burt
    if ranil is minister of law and order and not sarath mahinda et al will be free till 2020 when mahinda will look after ranil as he did in the past after taking over

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      Ranil is the worst person God help Sri Lanka at least for the people left behind.

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    Brigadier Fernando was not sent back by the UK but was recalled by the GoSL.

    That demonstration was co-ordinated and organised by TGTE, TCC and TYO, and not by BTF or GTF as shamefully claimed by them in the media.

    Since Fernando has been reinstated, he must again go through the standard diplomatic protocols of submitting his name to the UK Foreign Ministry to be accepted as a Diplomat.

    UK Should not accept Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando’s re-instatement as the Military Attaché when his name is submitted to the Foreign Ministry. There are credible and well documented allegations by the UN and others against him for having committed war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tamil people.

    While denying diplomatic cover, UK should initiate proceedings against Fernando under Universal Jurisdiction for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed against the Tamil people. Several Tamil victims who currently live in UK have submitted information and filed complaints about the abuses they underwent in Sri Lanka to the British Police. These complaints are in addition to several reports by the UN and other international bodies about serious crimes committed by members of the Sri Lankan security forces.

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in his statement to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017, and even this week, have again urged member countries around the world to initiate actions under Universal Jurisdiction to ensure that those responsible for committing international crimes in Sri Lanka are held accountable.

    GTF should not mix and match its messages to confuse the International Community and the Tamil Community.

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    Soooooooooooo….. British Government under SEIGE ??????
    Power of Democracy or A Block Vote???

    Mr. Surendiran…. You have achieved want you wanted. Why the family? Do not drag the Tamils to such low levels in the eyes of those serving the Government of Britain……………..

    Those of us living in Sri Lanka need our peace. Do not make life difficult for us here.

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      👍👍😳

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    The Letter: The copy of the letter by Suren to Boris Pasternak is a bogus one. This is to be expected as Boris Patsternak is a Russian writer who excels in fiction and won the Nobel Prize for Gulag something. Edwin Rodrigo has got hold of the original and as it runs in to 364 pages (longer than the Gulag itself) I produce below some excerpts from it.

    Suren writes, “Sir, even if one excuses Brigadier Priyanka for his neck cutting gesture per se, no one can excuse the slow, deliberateness of the gesture and the unmistakable pleasure he seemed to be having in doing it. It is as if he was savoring it, the way one would savour a meal of string hoppers and chicken curry. We know chicken curry and we know neck cutting. But combining them together like the Brigadier did would even win the contempt of our dear departed leader and chicken curry lover – Veluppillai Prabhakaran”.

    I hope you remember the videos of Late Jihadi John (an Englishman turned Jihadist) cutting the neck of one of his compatriots saying, “You Obama, You Cameron, you killed our children and women. You will be next”. And then he cuts the victim’s neck in one clean swoop. It must have been painless, because there was not even a whimper from the poor guy. When I say clean, it is only metaphorically, there was a lot of blood.

    In this case the Brigadier makes several moves this way and that way. I am asking you, is that humane? It is as if he were a Japanese cook cutting a Sushi slice, with pride and artistic precision. Oh My Gaban Atha, already 280 words. To be continued.

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      Edwin,
      Boris Johnson is different from Boris Pasternak

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        oldcodger

        Boris Pasternak is different from Boris Yeltsin.

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    The matter is in the hands of the two governments.
    The Lankan Army Commander cleared the air for us. The Army recalled Brigadier Priyankara Fernando to assess his safety.
    The issue here have had some 76 comments.
    The article next to this is by Ruwan Laknath Jayakody “I was an eyewitness to Kalu Thushara’s murder,” – eyewitness to 2012 Welikada Prison bloodbath W. Sudesh Nandimal Silva.
    This has photographs of slit throats. Yet there was only 14 comments. Shows where our priorities are!

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    My reply to Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam (on the other page).

    You are wrong as usual. He was NOT deported. UK dare not deport the Brigadier. Our cowards gave in to pressure as usual.
    Which diplomatic “etiquette” or hospitality did he violate? Is the United Kingdom governed by LTTE diaspora to follow LTTE’s jungle etiquette??? Thank you for letting me know. On behalf of the country, our Brigadier showed LTTE diaspora that we cannot be intimidated. What’s wrong with that? He exercised his sovereign right to do that.
    All protesters are UK citizens??? Really? Then tell those bloody UK citizens to mind their own business. They have nothing to do with Sri Lanka. 50% of them have never even visited Sri Lanka. 90% have not visited Sri Lanka for last the 20 years. 75% of the protesters were not even born in Sri Lanka. They live on LTTE’s black money which is lavishly spent to bring them to the street. They don’t care whether Tamils in Sri Lanka live or die. Those Tamil protesters are paid coolies. Suren Surendiran’s GTF is British Parliamentarian’s No. 1 fundraiser and election canvassing body. They are under obligation to GTF.

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      Champa, saying that he was recalled is a way of saving face. Please note that what SL government said first was that he was called to SL for consultation. Now when it has come to light that he would be deported, they are talking that he was recalled. According to SL government, Army and people, he had not committed any offence. Then why he should be recalled. So please stop your nonsense and accept defeat. UK foreign office clearly told SL government to take him back or face deportation. SL government begged UK government to give time till LG elections are over and assured them that he will be recalled. Had he stayed on, his diplomatic position will be cancelled and he would have been arrested for the crime he had committed. You said that if he is removed from his post that you will lead a demonstration against it. Now that he has been kicked out what happened to your foolish bravery.

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    If the Brigadier’s gesticulation is serious, then the American Ambassador should have been expelled from Sri Lanka for violating the Vienna Convention for umpteenth times.
    The new Indian High Commissioner too.
    They have no right to intervene in Sri Lanka’s politics, whether there is a crisis or not and threaten the President and the Prime Minister of dire consequences if they did not stay together.
    It is us who decide what is best for Sri Lanka not Diplomats. People gave a second chance to the government not because of the Diplomatic intervention but as there is no immediate threat from them to the country as was in 2015. People can handle the government.

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      Champa

      “If the Brigadier’s gesticulation is serious, then the American Ambassador should have been expelled from Sri Lanka for violating the Vienna Convention for umpteenth times.
      The new Indian High Commissioner too.”

      Why wait, expell them, teach them a lesson they will never forget. Send the American and Hindians home.
      I will be right behind you.

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    Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
    I wish to remove rust from your brain. This link is the proof that LTTE is proscribed in the UK.
    PKK and Pakistan Taliban also proscribed but they were never allowed to hold protests in front of any diplomatic missions. This is the link. Page 15 contains the LTTE. The list is UPDATED ON DECEMBER 22, 2017!!!
    .
    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/…/20171222_Proscription.pdf

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        Champa some good news for your untiring efforts. UK government has told LTTE that in future they will not be permitted to hold any demonstration on the road in front of SL High Commission, as they are causing traffic problem. Due to this they will be given permission to demonstrate within SL High Commission premises.

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      Champa, LTTE is proscribed only for its violent actions and not for its political goal. Even during the height of the war, LTTE had demonstrations and meetings with full permission and surveillance of UK government. EU took LTTE off from its list as they did commit any violence for the past 08 years. Therefore what LTTE did on 4th was perfectly legal. If you ask members of all party parliamentary group for Sri Lanka, they will tell you why LTTE is given free hand in conducting its political affairs in UK. UK is a full fledged democracy with rule of law. Therefore however much sycophants like you bark like dogs, nothing will happen as long as LTTE acts within this framework.

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    Tamils, Muslims and Christians are pests. just ruining the country. burn them alive

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      What he means is that Buddhist think in present, past and future lives. Because of this every Buddhist will do something to ensure that sinhala will be there for another 5000 years. Others do not have this vision. The Sanskrit word for this is bumiputtra – son of the earth that he was born in. In English- it’s patriotic.
      71 % are Buddhist. 29%are not. End of story.

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      Yes Jim shifty including you .

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      Jim Softy the different colour dimwit

      “Tamils, Muslims and Christians are pests. just ruining the country. burn them alive”

      There isn’t much to ruin it after the county has been ruled by the Sinhala/Buddhists.

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    Jim Softy you idiot , Muslims are completely suppressed ,their business are destroyed ,except a few Malays (who are a very tiny very handful”)-hypocrites- like the bugger who collaborated with GOTA to abduct muslim businessman in the past) who are washing some extremist backsides for the sake of money and betraying the entire Muslim community including their own Malay Community they are the ones who flourishing in all sort of illegal money making,The reality is today a large number of crooks are very active in driving this nation to destruction by using Islamophobia, a convenient diversion to rob the nation ,

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      If you read CBS News you will find that Muslims are engaged in covert food poisoning operations in USA too. Anyway, where is the statement from a Sirisena, RW, if they agree that the attack should not have happened?

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    GTF (Global Terrorist Forum): Guys you are getting worked up for nothing. Let us begin at the beginning. GTF means Global Terrorist Forum. If your organization is called GTF what can you do? Arrange meditation classes or Vishnu Poojas? Jesus! No. You have to terrorize. That is the whole point of being a member of a terrorist organization.

    I am telling you, this is simply so much ado for nothing from both sides. The name Priyanka it self suggests what we have here is a sweet guy. Cutting someone’s neck Jihadi John style was the last thing in his mind. Then why the gesture? If you are Buddhist you will know about Siri Sangabo. When his enemies came after him, he cut his own neck and gave it to the enemies to prevent anymore bloodshed. Being a sweet guy with the milk of human kindness sloshing inside him, Peiyanka was just showing that he is prepared to donate his own head, Siri Sangabo style, to GTF, or any other Tamil organization for that matter, if they would only go away and stop making trouble.

    Why then the repetition of that movement several times? Surely, when you are cutting your own neck you will have to be careful to do it with surgical precision. Jihadi John may use the one swoop cut but Priyanka used the Surgical cut, to show how it must be done. That is all.

    Now will you go away please.

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    When this traitorous govt comes to a long awaited end, the new govt should immediately set up a register of all members of the Global Terrorist Forum and not permit them entry to Sri alanka. The country not only has to secure its borders, but has a duty to protect its citizenry from terrorism which was amply displayed on 4 Feb in front of the SL High Com. Also a complete ban on funding for NGOs from abroad. India has such a ban in place. Foreign govts of the west have successfully destabilised and destroyed countries through their NGO tentacles. The new Govt should take a few preemptive strikes and deoxygenate them. Priority targets should be CPA, Transparency Intl,HRW, . There should be a high powered outfit charged with this task.

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