11 December, 2018

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Human Rights Defender In Vavuniya Assaulted

G Thevaraja – a human rights defender from Vavuniya was assaulted by an unidentified gang last evening while Sri Lanka’s human rights record was being reviewed at the UN Human Rights Committee.

Thevaraja | Phpoto courtesy TamilGuardian Twitter

Thevaraja | Phpoto courtesy TamilGuardian Twitter

Thevaraja had been attacked at about 5.30 pm yesterday, hours after he concluded a discussion with members of the Vavuniya citizens committee on a protest they were planning to stage on Friday urging the authorities to free detained human rights defender – Balendran Jayakumari.

He had been attacked by four persons who had arrived in two motor bikes, in the area between the Nedunkerny army camp and the Police station. He had been heavily assaulted by iron rods but had not suffered any injuries to his head as he had been wearing a helmet at the time of the attack. According to reports, the attackers had threatened to kill him if he goes on to stage the protest on Friday, while they assaulted him with iron rods.

Thevaraja has been admitted to the Nedunkerny hospital and had been transferred to the Vavuniya hospital to receive further treatments.

The #Freejayakumari protest was scheduled to be held opposite Vavuniya district courts on Friday at 10 am. It has been over 200 days since Jayakumari and her 15 year-old daughter was taken into custody. She was arrested under charges of aiding Gobi whom the military claims was attempting to revive the LTTE but no charges have been filed against her yet.

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    Typical effort by rajapaksa goons to halt and threaten anyone who is doing work to help voiceless people.

    The guilty are afraid, and the rajapkasa’s have consistently shown their guilt by stifling journalists, silencing free speech, and stall every investigation. The eyes of the world are on us, and the rajapaksa’s never cease to keep adding to the atmosphere of suspicion.

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      Human Rights defenders should start talking about ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS – not just Civil and Political rights!
      The fact is the Rajapaksa Family is involved in ECONOMIC TERRORISM against the people of Sri Lanka – particularly, the poor and vulnerable and elderly.

      For years the Jantha Estate Development Board (JEDB), did not pay estate workers their EPF and ETF and is NOW planning to pay EPF and ETF dues and gratuity payments to workers amounting to Rs.1,141 million which have remained outstanding since 2001. Around 85 workers from two estates will receive their incentive payments, bonuses and gratuity dues because Mahinda Jarapassa want to win an illegal presidential election in 2015.

      The biggest enemy of the people is the FINANCIAL TERRORIST Ajith Nivard Cabral the corrupt and criminal accountant who runs the Central Bank. The Financial terrorist and economic hit man Nivard Cabraal is putting out fake inflation rates in order to drive down interest rates and hurt people who live off their savings and the poor. Today there is a strange phenomenon of NO credit and jobless growth because of the lack of economic and political policy stability. Which means the REAL ECONOMY is NOT growing and Cabraal is merely SPINNING GROWTH FIGURES.

      This is because Cabraal wants to BORROW more from already debt ridden local banks and endanger the whole banking sector to fund Mahinda Jarapassa’s re-election bid and for hand outs to Sinhala Modayas and plantation workers too!

      CT – editors, please you must expose the truth and fact that the plantation communities have been suffering for years without their EPF and ETF and now will be not payed the proper value because the rupee has depreciated and COL gone up because Jarapassa wants to win another illegal presidential election…

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        If what you say is correct, we are indeed in a very bad way. This is corruption, and depriving poor estate workers of what they are owed, and taking advantage of their vulnerable position, is inhumane.

        Everything is an eye wash. New roads, ports, and man made lakes, to give the world the impression we are flourishing as a nation, but the numbers and facts tell a different story. Once day the facade will crumble and then the ugliness will be exposed. Any crook in bed with the Rajapaksa’s and juggling the numbers is also complicit in these crimes.

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      Shamini,
      If I was this guy I would keep away from trying to help (protests, rallies etc.) people who have been arrested on suspicion of terror related activities. In the US many brown skinned people are even avoiding association with Muslims. If you end up in Guantanamo Bay detention camp you may never get charged for ever.

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        Nuisance

        “In the US many brown skinned people are even avoiding association with Muslims. If you end up in Guantanamo Bay detention camp you may never get charged for ever.”

        This is Sri Lanka not USA. There are military camps in this island where for some innocent people its one way ticket to hell and there is no return.

        “If I was this guy I would keep away from trying to help (protests, rallies etc.) people who have been arrested on suspicion of terror related activities.”

        Good, you are not him.

        It is his way of caring for the innocent. Stop patronizing people like him. His sacrifices bring us safety from brutal regimes. They are protecting all of us.

        Would you kindly stop advising whats right and what not.

        Please do feel free to ignore this comment.

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          Vedda,
          Try harder don’t give up, one day you will post an intelligent reply!

          • 7
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            and you would become average thinker ? Miles to go for that EUSENSE . I doubt though.

          • 7
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            Nuisance

            “Try harder don’t give up, one day you will post an intelligent reply!”

            I have no intention of competing with your own stupidity therefore I will remain as I am for the foreseeable future unless of course you drag me to your level and beat me with your own brand of stupidity.

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              As log as some people get a bone or two to lick on they would see the real world. Even the rouges coming to rob a house first throw a big born to silence the dog. Greedy dog go on licking without considering imminent danger to the environment. The born lickers are no different and they come to the real world when there is no more horns to lick. In that aspect canines are lot better than Homosepians acquired some canine chapters.

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            NV is one of the ‘no nonsense’ and ‘straight to the point’ commentators in this Forum, in my view. One needs ‘above average’ intelligence to understand some of the subtle points he makes. Thanks eusense for openly demonstrating your level of intelligence.

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            Hey Nuisance, Vedda did post a very intelligent comment, but you are too stupid to understand. But I blame Vedda for not writing in Hambantota street level Sinhala for a dimwit like you to understand. Vedda please be kind to Nuisance on your next comment (sarcasm :) ).

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      Who is not assulated by Rajapakshe goons ? What has happened to our nation by electing the uneducated rascals to the office ?

      Rajapskeh has it in his blood. Just not having listend to TV program Balaya I felt myself how blatant lies UPFA goons are making every effort to bring before the nation – FURTHER making the nation eternal fools.

  • 7
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    Is there any reason why GoRa’s picture posted with the news?

    :-)

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      Innocent until proven guilty….even in Sri Lanka.

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        Yes & True.
        But AHRC & F’dos may find the gosl guilty with information provided to them by their cassoack wearing spin doctors. They are such humantarians that they woulf have approached the victim already & spun a yarn or this guy may be one of them appointed by them.
        Today in SL you throw a stone at a bush, scores of such HRs will pop out.
        HR is all about to spite the govt.

        I am too a self appointed HR activists.

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      That’s anyones guess as you have already guessed it.
      This lunatic looking serial killer is the curse for the
      post war unity in the country.

      -Gota’s BBS pretending they love the Tamils while Gota’s other goons harassing them in the north.

      -Mara promoting harmony and shaking hands with leaders of OIC while inviting Terrorist Virathu-the Butcher to the island to fool the Buddhists.

      -Mara went to Vatican to invite the Pope while his Brother & his rowdy Co. attacking churches in down south.

      Mara must go and go soon.

    • 3
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      That is beucase the attack was authorized and planned by the terorist leader.

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      @ aratai

      A serial killer with a penchant for blood!!

  • 14
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    Tell the Telli C Rajaratnam, the loyal shill of the Mara regime,

    what is happening under his great leader Mahinda Rajapakse.

    Shame on these shills!

  • 17
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    Look at the face of this Murderer in the picture, Killer instinct written all over the face.

    They say in Tamil, “Agathin Alahu Muhathil Theriyum”. Plainly translated, the face is the reflection of the inner inner soul of the person. If I have not translated correctly, request my fellow Tamil commentators to correct me.

    The faces of the Jarapassa family in whole is turning so violent and deadly every passing day due to their killing and thuggery way of life.

    The only resting place for this family is behind bars, for all their atrocities.

  • 4
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    If a man is “heavily assaulted by iron rods” by four people, save his head because of a helmet, surely his limbs must have been broken or even killed.

    Just a few days back ‘eyesrilanka’ reported a true revelation about the BBC documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Unfinished War’ by Frances Harrison. In it Harrison used a heavily tortured and raped Tamil civilian named Nandani to showcase the extent of systematic rape that exists in post-conflict Sri Lanka.

    ‘Eyesrilanka’ reported the opening of a Pandora’s box of the alleged victims in film clips of BBC, Ch4 and the like. Alas, ‘Sri Lanka’s Unfinished War’ is an asylum racket and a fiction. Nandani has fallen prey to the advice of the ruthless professionals and become their willing torture and rape victim and then projected the trauma and the scars as being committed by the Sri Lankan military in order to obtain asylum and join her husband and live in the UK.

    Dr. Alison Callaway who examined Nandani says she had 30 cigarette butt burns on her body including her genitals were recent.

    In Harrison’s 2013 documentary, ‘Sri Lanka’s Unfinished War’, Nandani says she was picked up from her home in early 2013 and raped by 5-6 security personnel. In spite of her candid postures, Nandani’s mother and sister was traced and they revealed her true story. Nandani’s home is 90/1,Asirwaddapa Street, Nallur East, Jaffna. But she has been living in lodgings in Colombo from 2006 to 2012, says Nandani’s mother. She also says her daughter left for the UK in 2012.

    Dr. Alison Callaway says he had examined over 200 alleged torture cases from Sri Lanka during the the past 5 years. What needs to be made clear is that the pain was not caused in Sri Lanka or by the Army but in the UK. The scars are really inflicted but not without consent. That consent comes with the assurance of obtaining asylum.

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      mechanic

      “The scars are really inflicted but not without consent. That consent comes with the assurance of obtaining asylum.”

      Good point, you should be working for the home office asylum unit.

      I wonder why UK’s Home Office legal or medical team never thought of this scam.

      Your former colonial masters must be very ver stupid indeed.

      When I checked Ancient Jaffna (1926) last time it didn’t deal with “how to successfully apply for asylum in the UK in 2014”.

      May be I misread it.

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      One of the addresses in the UK where such ‘torture’ is carried out was also given with a picture of the property in question. I doubt that Frances Harrison would be restrained by such exposure, nor being taken in by the LTTE propaganda, as long as her book of fantasy sells well, and is available to be referred to as a ‘biblical’ tome in the future.

      • 6
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        Are you jealous that Frances is selling her book with her version?

        Not happy about it ?

        Write your own version and sell, that’s the beauty of freedom.

        Write not one but many many books and sell.

        Stop being so green with envy at other people’s success.

    • 1
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      Yeah He must have attacked himself.

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      From his look of it the man in the picture couldn’t have been assaulted with iron rods. It must be with banana stems colored as iron rods.

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        wathie

        “It must be with banana stems colored as iron rods.”

        Actually he was injured while his partner was passionately making love to him. You too can learn from his partner as to how best to make Love Marks, by biting or sucking or both, or beating him up when sexually charged.

        At least you need a partner to begin with.

    • 1
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      Try not to include that ‘IF’ in your thinking process as it always creates (‘Vichikichcha’) doubt in (‘Vinghnanaya’) cognition which is the cause for(‘Avijja’) ignorance.
      So, just look at the incidents you have witnessed yourself, Rathpussellawa, Aluthgama………and the list will go on. Grow up mechanic and dump your old Dodge or the Bedford.

  • 4
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    This was done by Rajapaksha after very hard thinking and using his skills of advocacy according to that sick Doctor, Telli C Rajaratnam.

    • 3
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      Lapatiya – Apparently Dr. Mervin Silva is upset with Kekille regime.

      Telli C Rajaratnam would be an ideal choice to replace Mervin.
      The newest addition to the jokers club headed by a log head.

  • 6
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    Nothing happens in MaRa land without the approval of the Rajapakse Brothers. They have approved the BBS to create mayhem but when a Tamil or Muslim wants to protest under a “democratic” system then that becomes terrorism. They should be kicked back to their Village mentality in Habantota along with their failed airport and harbour projects. They are not fit to be part of the new world. Justice is coming, Justice is rising and they will soon dragged along the streets.

  • 4
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    UN Human Rights Commission over to you.

  • 3
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    We all must condemned such cowardly attacks and insult against any individual who is work towards betterment of people. Gota , Mara and his henchmen must remember one thing, there end is very near and they cant get away with these things easily! Everyone must raise their voices against this anti human, anti democratic regime beside all the differeances we have. Defeat this merderouse ,thuggery regime!

  • 3
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    Tamils sincerely expected a change of heart from the President after
    the discussion he had with Mr. Modi at the UN and the nearing of the
    presidential election .This time, the Tamil vote will be decider, as opposition strength is increasing and TNA is adding more numbers to their vote bank, by broadening their coalition & may include Tamil speaking rural Muslim votes in the East,but the above incident clearly indicates that the Govt wants to be on the war path with the Tamils and not on course for reconciliation. Indian PM’s visit, if that happens in the near future, could be a waste of time as 13A may not
    be implemented. If a human rights defender, in his old age, can be handled in this fashion,what hopes Tamils can have for an amicable settlement. I hope it will not be said that he hit himself.

    Dumping millions of rupees in infrastructure work in N/E will not win
    the hearts & minds of the N/E people unless peaceful atmosphere is set
    in those areas by pulling back the army to the barracks and allow the NPC to function normally as 1st steps.

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      Since the end of the war, infrastructure in the north has improved so much, army can deploy its commandos at any trouble spot in a matter of minutes and not hours. No chance of Velu like terrorists raising their heads again.

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        mechanic

        Velu was Hindias baby. You keep an eye on the mother (of 1300 Million children). Next time around Hindians do not need northerners.

        If the price is write you too will consider working for the mother.

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        Mechanic – you screwed it up. What was said in my statement was to
        pull back the army to the barracks in the North and do not deploy them on the streets in north in uniform during peace time. Police will look after the day to day security of the Province. This will create an impression in the minds of like minded democrats that Northern people are under army rule – an occupational force.

  • 1
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    Continuation of human rights abuses will never end. If there is a Provincial Police the culprits would been identified.

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      Remember, Velu had a govt too.

      What did he do ?

      what does the TNA do,with what ever money they get.

      Why some ends up in the west when they are defeated and who built large mansions in Tamilnadu and moved there ?

      You greedy Tamils want to build peelam. go and ask that in Hindia.

      • 5
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        Jim softy

        “Remember, Velu had a govt too. What did he do?”

        Velu forced people to part with their cash and gold. Gota collected all of them lots of from Velu. What did Gota do with them?

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          He gave them to Dimwit Jim Softy. :)

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        Jim Softy, another genius of my time. Half of Velu’s government employees are on Horapakse’s government. They are serving him well.

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    These so-called Human right defenders are people working for LTTEW-rump.

    • 5
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      Hey half wit Jim softy, your momma must have dropped you when you were baby. You appear to be having a Ph.d = Permanent Head Damage.

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    This old guy (a human rights defender from Vavuniya??) should stop working for NGOs and find some real work to support his family if he has one.

    • 3
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      yes , start working for Douglas Devananda , problem solved.

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      Nuisance

      “This old guy (a human rights defender from Vavuniya??) should stop working for NGOs and find some real work to support his family if he has one.”

      You just forget about this old guy and his personal choices and stop dictating what he should do and should not do. Whether he looks after his family or not it is none of your business.

      Are you planning to tell this old guy whether he is fit to have sex with his wife/partner, how many times in a week, how to make love and what position he must chose, on what days he is suppose to copulate with his partner?

      It is his life and not yours. Just naff off.

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      Start working for Rajaapkshes :)
      THere will be more vacancies in the areas of underground thug co.

      You just need to lick their asses can lead you becoming rich – no need to think about tax payers funds – just enjoy the way others have been.No matter yours will be similar to the charactor of shit eating pigs, but what matters is to grab funds and raise you head above.

      Now with Mervin the vermin is about to leave the criminal group (UPFA), coming a head you and the many would have more chances Nuisance the become headache.

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    Low IQ vedda
    How come it has become your business to tell me what I can post and not???
    This why I say you are a moron.
    But don’t give up some day you may post something intelligent without contradicting your own words.

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      Nuisance

      “This why I say you are a moron.”

      I may be a moron. May be I am my own moron and not yours. Does it bother you? Now is the right time for you to naff off.

      “How come it has become your business to tell me what I can post and not???”

      When you stupidly make other’s life as your business I make it a point to remind you stupid people what you score in the stupidity scale.

      • 3
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        Vedda,
        One stupid statement leads to more stupid statements!!

        Keep trying my friend keep trying.

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          Nuisance

          Stop fantasizing You don’t even know me.

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