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In Front Of Police Peaceful Protestors Were Attacked – Sampanthan Writes To President

A peaceful demonstration was held at Trincomalee in close proximity to the  main Bus Stand around 11.00 A.M. on 10th December 2013, which is the Human Rights Day proclaimed by the United Nations, says the TNP leader R. Sampanthan and Member of Parliament for Trincomalee.

Sampanthan, leader of the political proxy of the Tamil Tigers, the Tamil National Alliance, addresses reporters during a media conference  in ColomboWriting to the President, he said; “The demonstration was conducted by parents, spouses and near relatives of missing persons to draw attention to the grave violation of their Human Rights on Human Rights Day, and to seek redress to their current plight .  Civil Society and democratically elected representatives  of the people also participated  in the demonstration.  The demonstration was perfectly peaceful and those participating in the demonstration carried posters demanding justice.  I am informed that some Police personnel were present  at the scene.”

We publish below the statement in full;

His  Excellency  President  Rajapaksa,

President, Democratic  Socialist  Republic of SriLanka,

Presidential  Secretariat,

COLOMBO – 1.

Your  Excellency,

 

ATTACK  ON  PEACEFUL  PROTESTORS  ON 10th.DECEMBER 2013 ,

HUMAN  RIGHTS  DAY  AT  TRINCOMALEE.

A  peaceful demonstration was held at  Trincomalee in close proximity to the  main Bus Stand around   11.00 A.M. on 10th December 2013, which is the Human Rights Day proclaimed by the United Nations.

The demonstration was conducted by parents, spouses and near relatives of missing persons to draw attention to the grave violation of their Human Rights on Human Rights Day, and to seek redress to their current plight .  Civil Society and democratically elected representatives  of the people also participated  in the demonstration.  The demonstration was perfectly peaceful and those participating in the demonstration carried posters demanding justice.  I am informed that some Police personnel were present  at the scene.

Some time after the demonstration commenced, some persons, a few of whom had concealed their faces with cloth, set upon the demonstrators and assaulted them with hands.  The posters which the demonstrators were carrying were also plucked and damaged.  The demonstrators were warned that they should not carry out protests against the Government.  Some of the demonstrators were injured.

Such an attack on peaceful protestors in not merely highhanded; it is also indicative of a fascist approach, and constitutes a very grave violation of the Human Rights of their people on Human Rights Day.  It is also indicative of the total breakdown of the Rule of Law.

I consider it my duty to bring this to your notice in the expectation that appropriate action would be taken.

Yours Sincerely

R. Sampanthan,

Member of Parliament,Trincomalee.

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    I am in sync with Mr. Sampanathan & TNA on this one.

    The attack on citizens of this country protesting peacefully about very serious grievances are shameful.

    Only cowards would resort to violence on unarmed & grief stricken people looking for their loved ones.

    Disgraceful!

  • 5
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    Shameless!!

    Stop begging the Rajafucksas. That makes you a beggar at their feet.

    • 5
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      Fatima pleas keep your legs together, lest they may go astray.

      In Front Of Police Peaceful Protestors Were Attacked – Sampantha Writes To President Police are there to protect the Rajapakse mafia in every respect.

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        Now the LTTE become peaceful! We dont see any one who lost their relatives to the LTTE. Why does the LTTE cry for their missing?

        Most of their missing persons who looted and went to Australia or Tamil nadu.

        Many LTTE robbers buy homes under different names in Tamil nadu. First check TN.

        Further those who chased British PM Camaron in Jaffna were paid 1000 rupees by Ananthi sasitharan gang to do the mockery! In Tamil nadu too the same culture prevail.

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          You dont need check, I am form TamilNadu, noone here bought land. One more lie.

          • 0
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            Idiot!
            You tell you know the whole Tamil nadu. That is the joke and a big lie.

            I know some Sri lankans who are now residents in Tamil nadu in their own homes. I went and saw them. So, dont try to be an authority of Tamil nadu here!

            • 1
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              You claimed LTTE, not srilankan Tamils,

              • 0
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                Yes they are LTTE Tamils!

          • 1
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            manisekaran

            “noone here bought land. One more lie.”

            That is not true, there are a few Tamils from this island have their own houses in Tamilnadu, legally bought under certain scheme.

            • 1
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              Yes, Srilankan tamils who have relations in TN, but not LTTE. LTTE was banned in India till date.

          • 0
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            Why Sri Lankan Tamils going to Australia ,The UK, canada instead of Thamilnadu ??

            • 0
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              What’s it to you? What business is it of you Sinhalese ? Why are soo many Sinhalese fleeing the country.

        • 2
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          it is no good masquerading as a Tamil when you are not. The Tamils have the moral high-ground now and you cannot stomach it.

          • 0
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            You are hiding under some names and bark at others who come with their own names!

            You cannot stomach the facts I tell here! First come with your own name, then tell your “High grounds”.

            • 0
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              Your comments are worthless because you start off lying by misleading people with your name.

          • 0
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            So tell us as to which part of Somalia your Tamil ancestors hail from…. You are an imposter and distorting the discussions insidiously.

        • 2
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          None of your posts mean anything because you are misleading by using a Tamil name. When you start of lying, before even a word of your post has been read, that colors whatever you say in a negative light.

          • 0
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            Truth hurts so badly.

            Those who bark at me hide under some names and crying at my own name!

            Your LTTE propaganda is now in trouble.

            • 1
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              You hide behind a Tamil name but aren’t Tamil, so whatever you say has less worth that pigeon poop. — I am not deliberately misleading anyone of my ethnicity, unlike you, and a bunch of other Sinhalese on these forums.

      • 0
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        His legs are always wide open. To ventilate his brain.

  • 4
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    Thalaivar begged for mercy. Did he get it?

  • 4
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    You like the rest of TNA are one-trick ponies aren’t you really? Nationalism to come to power and nationalism to stay in power. Name a single achivement in your entire career. We remmeber when govt declared 3-day ceasefire to free civilivans you did not lift a finger. Now you show concern for Human rights? You like the rest of Vellalar are frauds arent you really? Its a bit rich to mention “fascism” coming from you isnt it?

    • 1
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      Good shot!
      Samabanthan gang was waiting for the orders of a grade two dropout saloon sweeper boy Thamil selvan for the “political instructions”.

      When NFZ(No Fire Zone) was declared, this sambanthan gang never asked the LTTE not to enter there. Not only LTTE went there and killed hundreds of tamil people who refused to give their children!

      Then TNA MP S.Kangaratnam was there and told how LTTE killed Tamil people!

      • 0
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        Mokkan you are all over the place. Education can help you

    • 2
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      “Nationalism to come to power and nationalism to stay in power.”

      How did both UNP and SLFP gain power? Sinhala Buddhist nationalism is the base of sinhala politics; this is why we have Tamil and muslim parties! Get your house in order then everything will fall into place!

    • 1
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      When you sinhala bauddha sunday sill/monday kill folks were howling nationalism since the independence, why can’t TNA use Nationalism to come to power and nationalism to stay in power??? :-)

  • 6
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    .
    Human Rights are for Humans, not for Srilankans.
    :-)

    • 0
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      Correction: Not for Tamil Tigers and their supporters!

    • 1
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      Human rights are for Humans NOT for Tigers (Tamils).

      For them animal rights MAY apply. :)

    • 1
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      Human rights are for humans and not for ta-mules.

  • 3
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    sorry Sir, we not only Srilankans but also the international community have learnt many lessons.We are very grateful for the Tamils in Srilanka. They had their own land or nation or whatever you call it. But unfortunately you had been the guinea pig for international experiment- how to commit genocide and eliminate the nation for their own benefit.Of course the ways to cover up. Sadly you call them as your brothers in Tamil Nadu.South of Srilanka did not have backbone to stand up or too illiterate to understand what was going on in Tamil eelam.

    India with Indra Gandhi was the culprit to birth of LTTE or armed struggle in Tamil Eelam for the liberation of Tamil? Her long term plan was to trouble the water- to finish the job. Once it was troubled , helped in so many ways for the ongoing genocide

    China is experimenting on you how to play the geo politics.

    US-UK axis – how to use the opportunity to help the genocide while making every effort to do business- selling arms and to play the geopolitics

    UN – tried to experiment how to escape as a family while facilitating the genocide- Ban Ki Moon , Nambiar and his brother in Srilanka helping the military the ways to commit genocide.

    What happened at last- lesson learnt- new ways of coping liberation – GENOCIDE– unfortunately you are a drop in an ocean – who cares about as long as our business goes on?

    So Sampanthan Sir – what you say would echo to you from a tympanic membrane made of solid Metal

    good luck to you!

    • 0
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      But UNP and catholic church supported and supplied LTTE and other groups. Can you explain? At the start Catholic ? Christian churches distributed money to all groups. Further CIA agents stationed in Jaffna. One pair Allen couple were arrested by Douglas Devananda.

      In this EELAM episode India is also victim of the “foreign” elements and the main target.

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        M.Sivananthan

        Mahinda supplied bags full of money to VP.

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          Did VP accepted? If he accepted he was the #1 traitor of Tamils!

      • 0
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        Mokkan you are in trouble. Doglas wont give any more cleaning job. Have you started education. It is free in Sri Lanka

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          Are you a graduate like Thamil selvan who was a grade two drop out and a saloon sweeper?

  • 6
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    Pointless writing to Rajapaksa. Write to the UNHRC, the UN, Western and other democratic countries to inform them of what is happening in Sri Lanka. Remember, anandasangaree has been writing to Rajapaksa for years but nothing happened. Apparently he never even once receive an acknowledgement or response to his pleas. Do you know why? It may not come as a surprise to you that all these attacks on the opposition and peaceful protestors are carried out on the orders of the Rajapaksa brothers.

    • 3
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      Piranha,
      I beleive what Sambandan doing is correct. He is not writing to MR, letter is to the president of SL. A week later, Sambandan could lodge an official complain to higher authority with president’s office resoponse or inactivity.
      I guess this process should be maintain as civilized people without time limits.
      Anura

    • 0
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      Did anything happen by writing to WHITES?

      But Whites make some business deals with Rajapakse.. hahaha

      • 1
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        M.Sivananthan

        “But Whites make some business deals with Rajapakse..”

        VP too did some business deals with MR.

  • 0
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    Even the attack on Mervin’s son

  • 2
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    Sam,do you sill believe in MR?Go to India.Go to USA.Go to Britain.Keep in mind,when our people were being killed the international community was helping covertly to the MR regime and was simply watching.Now they are shedding crocodile tears after thousands of innocent civilians lost their lives.Do something good to the poor Tamils,otherwise history wont forgive you for your treachery.Had you supported Chandrika’s proposal of August2000,thousands of innocent lives could have been saved.Chandrika’s luxury bullet proof car tasted sweet,proposal tasted sour.

    • 1
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      “Had you supported Chandrika’s proposal of August2000,thousands of innocent lives could have been saved”

      Not that I agree with Chandrika’s package but was only the sinhala people rejected it? Who had the biggest opposition for it? What was the factor that dominated the political spectrum at that time whose opposition mattered most?

      In other words who made Chandrika’s 2000 package useless?

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        sach

        “In other words who made Chandrika’s 2000 package useless”

        Please read the Hindu (which is not a friend of LTTE) opinion:

        A squandered opportunity

        IN FORCING THE withdrawal of Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga’s constitutional initiative, Sri Lanka has squandered an opportunity it should have seized. The draft Constitution tabled in Parliament is on the whole a radical improvement on the existing Constitution marking a paradigm shift in Sri Lanka’s constitutional evolution. Adopted in 1978, the existing Constitution concentrates power in the executive Presidency, rather than the Legislature; despite a measure of devolution introduced by the 13th Amendment, its strongly unitary (and, by implication, majoritarian) features were out of place in a multi- ethnic and multi-religious country such as Sri Lanka. Apart from abolishing the executive Presidency, the new Constitution proposed by the Kumaratunga Government was underlined with features which considerably strengthened the devolution of power to the provinces. Given this, it is regrettable that the United National Party (UNP) – which, like other political parties, was closely associated with the formulation of the draft – declared it would not support the new Constitution. Given the political arithmetic in Sri Lanka’s Parliament, it was virtually impossible to muster up the required two-thirds majority to pass the new Constitution. The UNP’s change of heart left Ms. Kumaratunga’s People’s Alliance (PA) Government few options but to declare it was deferring the vote on the Constitution Bill. Since the island’s Parliament is scheduled to be dissolved later this month, deferment is but a thinly-veiled euphemism for withdrawal. The Bill of course could be re-introduced after the Parliamentary election which will be held within the next few months.

        In recent weeks, the UNP had raised a number of objections against the Constitution Bill. Although there were some differences on substantive points, their main objection related to procedure – namely, the so-called unseemly haste with which Ms. Kumaratunga’s Government was pushing the Bill through. The UNP, and others of similar persuasion, have a point when they claim that two days is hardly enough time to debate something as complex and important as a piece of legislation to alter the Constitution. But in many ways, the arguments that the process was “too hasty” were flawed. The principal features of the present draft Constitution were introduced as early as 1995 and the UNP and other political formations were party to the various amendments made to successively revised drafts since then. As far as the substantive features go, the UNP may have a genuine grievance with respect to the transitory provisions, which permit Ms. Kumaratunga to remain President and assume all the powers of Prime Minister under the new Constitution until the end of 2005. There is also no denying the fact that some of the Tamil parties were apprehensive and entertained serious reservations about certain sections relating to the devolution of power. It would have been far more sensible and statesmanlike if those who opposed specific features of the draft had moved amendments during the Parliamentary debate rather than choose to reject the Bill in toto. It is no accident that the strongest opponents of the Bill were those at the very end of the political spectrum – the Sinhala Right (backed by hardline sections of the Buddhist clergy) and Tamil extremists (represented by the LTTE). It is these very forces which resist the idea that constitutional reform is an important part of finding a solution for the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. All those who genuinely want this conflict resolved will hope that the Sri Lanka’s next Parliament – whatever its political composition – will exercise its collective mind on the question of constitutional reform as soon as it is convened. The aborted Bill could be satisfactorily altered. It should not be allowed to die.

        http://www.hindu.com/2000/08/11/stories/05112511.htm

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    To some sections of the Sri Lankan army and violent Sinhalese, the Tamil people still appear to be punching bags – with the government signalling impunity by doing sweet nothing. Prabakaran emerged on the
    scene to change the equation in the late 1970s. It is time the Rajapakse government and Sinhalese thugs realise is not acceptable
    at all. Why is the government with all its man power resources unable to put a stop to this indignity on the Tamil Nation?

    Pandaranayagam

  • 1
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    This is nothing compared to daily violation of Tamil women by the Ilankai army.

    Soon there will not be a single Tamil virgin left.

    Like IPKF left 13,245 Tamil orphans without fathers (only Tamil mothers), SL army will leave 132,450 Tamil orphans in Jaffna.

    UNHRC has been notified.

    Tamil Navi Pee-Illey narrowly escaped it when Mervin tried it.

    Spare a thought for millions of Tamil women in SL who are comfort women of SL army.

    • 1
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      So you are claiming Sinhalese are barbarians who are prone to rape. –Mervin would have got bitch slapped if they tried anything with Navi Pillay , so keep deluding yourself about the alternative reality you live in.

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    The best part is that this kind of thing is happening in a country whose President is chairing the Commonwealth Countries. Shame on you Sharma for permitting this to happen. Anyway has any of the other Commonwealth Countries
    anything to say about this incident.?

  • 2
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    Hied goon squads- a fast growing phenomenon in our paradise island! New jobs for the dredges of society. A common burden on all citizens. A new home grown aspect of our home grown democracy.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      ela kolla

      I am not kidding Tamils and Sinhalese are the descendants of kallathonies. Its is official, check all your history text books.

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        Sinhalese society seems to display cognitive disonance, they want to hide their origins.

  • 0
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    Why do you idiots call this vassas “HIs Excellency”dumb sri lankan elected a vassa to be thier leader. Now vassa is raping stealing robbing and killing spree. And you backboneless mfs still call him excellency and worship him.

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      It is mostly in this country there is a surfeit of the usage of
      “His Excellency” “Hon’ble Minister” “Hon. MP” and so forth. Ranil was
      one who appeared to abhor this demeaning habit. George Alahiah (of Lankan birth) and a senior and celebrated BBC Presenter and Reporter
      talking recently to former PM called him “Gordon Brown” No H.E. or even
      Mister. In the USA it is Mr. President. Will President Rajapakse set the right trend in getting his team to be a little more humble – instead of going the Chaminda Puswedilla way. Jackson Anthony is the last man the President should seek advise from in the matter.

      Time was when a woman from the gutters here found herself in the Palace and wondered why everyone called her husband H.E. She asked a close friend, who knew some English, and was given the right explanation. In no time the egoistic woman demanded the feminine form of exalted salutation. Someone in the inner circles then, and recognising the woman’s slum background and certainly with a sense of humour, suggested F.L. (First Lady) The woman was ecstatic – not realising the hidden nuance of the French rubbery variety.

      Hooker

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    These are the main principles of MR regime. Not specifically towards tamil sri lankans. Their criminal hands would no when it goes to assault the own citizenry. May be as a ritual of repaying to have voted them in to most heaviest highly corrupted parliament. Did not you see it at Rathupaswala? Were those soldier aware when shooting at the protesting crowd that stood on church premises there ? yes, but they continue shooting at them… even today, one can come and see the shooting damages made onto those church gates and church walls…. no investigations ended up for the good of the villagers either… whether they are supplied with drinkable water is yet to be inspected ; However, brutal incident took the lives of 3 young boys. This is how they protect democratic values – being the chairman of CW now. Now, from what we read on today^s tabloid they are even ready to help hand protesting Thailand. …. ironically they the rulers feel that they are very democratic by fulfilling all the essentials of its general public.

    We should REALLY be ashamed to loud the name of our leader – it is self proclaimed king of the nation -MR.

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    When did the LTTE proxy Sambandan become an Advocate of peaceful demonstrations ?…….

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