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India Assured Support To Lanka At UNHRC: SL Foreign Secretary

Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Admiral Jayanath Colambage has confirmed that the government of India has assured Sri Lanka of its support at the UN Human Rights Council where a resolution will come up for vote next week urging Colombo to make good on its pledges to deal with war time atrocities.

The Media Center for National Development tweeted on Wednesday that Admiral Colambage had “confirmed” that India had assured Colombo of its support to “upkeep and protect the territorial sovereignty of Sri Lanka” during the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Narendra Modi

“Being the super power that they are, Sri Lanka greatly appreciates their position,” the foreign secretary was quoted as saying. It was not clear where the Foreign Secretary was making these remarks.

Previously Admiral Colambage pleaded with New Delhi for support at the Council, where the UK is leading an effort on a Sri Lanka resolution that will set up an international evidence gathering project to serve future prosecutions of war crimes and human rights abuses committed in Sri Lanka. India should not abandon Sri Lanka at the UNHRC Colambage said in an interview with the Hindu newspaper. In the same interview Colambage also emphasized that the 13th amendment to the constitution designed by New Delhi as a power sharing agreement to end the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka in 1987 was outdated while urging the Indian Government to ‘stop harping’ on 13A.

The government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has made no secret of its intention to repeal the 13th amendment, delaying elections for the provincial councils and submitting legislative proposals to amend the provincial councils act. However in what was seen as a fresh move to appease New Delhi, President Rajapaksa this week ordered officials to conduct the provincial polls immediately if necessary by withdrawing amendments proposed to the act that governs the PCs. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa also had a much publicized telephone call with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week where the duo pledged to cooperate on multilateral issues.

There was no immediate statement confirming the Foreign Secretary’s remarks from the Indian Government. India has remained non-communal so far publicly on the issue of the Sri Lanka resolution coming up at the UNHRC. However in a statement to the Council at the beginning of the UNHRC session, the representative for New Delhi said that Sri Lanka’s territorial integrity was intrinsically tied to meeting the legitimate aspirations of the Tamil people and expressed concern about Sri Lanka’s deteriorating human rights situation as highlighted in UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s report.

In 2012 and 2013 New Delhi voted in favour of UNHRC resolutions on Sri Lanka when then President Mahinda Rajapaksa repeatedly reneged on promises made to the Indian government and the international community to offer meaningful devolution and a political settlement for the Tamil people after the end of the war with the LTTE. India strongly supported the GoSL push to defeat the Tamil Tigers in 2009, on the basis that the Rajapaksa government would negotiate a peaceful political deal with the country’s Tamil leadership once the fighting ended. In 2014 India abstained from voting on the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka. (By Janakie Mediwake)

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    No surprise. Modi has many human rights abuses he has to answer for, and is the No. 1 anti Muslim leader in the region. Like the Rajapaksa’s he looks the other way when his nationalist goons attack Muslims on false allegations. Narendra and Nandasena will happily scratch each other’s large behinds. Two racist peas in a pod.

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      Why every country lets down Tamils?

      They only pay lip service for Tamil problems. Some communities are rulers while others are ruled.

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        Is that why the Chingkallams were ruled by everyone Thamizh, Kalinga, Portuguese. Dutch, British until 1948? May be this may the reason the Chingkallams do not know how to behave when power was given to them, by the British in 1948. Like giving a garland to monkey.

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          Pandi Kutti,
          Have you forgotten that Tamils in Tamil Nadu were also ruled by Moghul, Chola, Pandya, Portuguese, Dutch and British until 1947? Tamils were so fond of being ruled by British and requested British not to leave India. British not only ruled Tamils but took millions as coolies to their colonies all over the world. Tamils who live in Sinhale/Sri Lanka are the descendants of Tamils brought by Portuguese, Dutch and British as coolies to work in their plantations because Sinhalayo refused to work for colonial rulers.

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            EE
            Do not distort.
            Tamils were at the forefront of the independence campaign from 1857.
            The Justice Party was understandably concerned that independence would mean Brahmin domination and wanted a delay to ensure non-Brahmin succession.
            But a vast majority of Tamils (really Madras Presidency) voted with the Congress.

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            India has stated that they are putting up two pillars for reconciliation:
            1 Territorial integrity
            2. Sharing of power through 13th amendment.
            This infers that without one pillar, other cannot sustain.
            So to pick up one and say that India is going to support, is naive.
            India will either abstain or vote against Sri Lanka.
            Even if it abstains, it will canvass friendly countries to vote for the resolution.
            UK is also canvassing friendly countries to vote for the resolution.
            40 countries have sponsored/ co-sponsored the resolution.
            All in all it appears kaput for S ri Lanka and its war criminals.
            They may escape ICC referral at present, but will have to face it in the future.

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              Many strong lines in the resolution had to be deleted in order to get the support for the resolution. Will never be refered to ICC, even if that happens not only Mahinda, Gota even Katha would be not be alive.

              If the 13th amendment is not implemented , it is foolish for you to think that India will break the country and hand over part of the country to Tamils, infact they themselves will occupy. You demalu are smarting from defeat and are waiting for some harm to hapeen to the sinhalayas.

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                Ravi, you say, “even if that happens not only Mahinda, Gota even Katha would be not be alive.” What makes you think that something unfortunate will happen to the ‘Trio’ at the helm. First of all, I don’t think that it will be referred to IIC at all. They (Trio) are the truly elected and would rule, whilst complying to UNHRC good mannerism and reconciliation and making this country very prosperous and resplendent SL. That is why 6.9 million voters of the country voted. There is no iota of doubt about it.

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            Old Eagle Blind Thaatha. Thamizh in Thamzh Nadu were not ruled by the Moghul . Chola, Pandian, Chera and Pallava were Thamizh kingdoms . Portuguese and the Dutch hardly ruled them too. Only the British. Before the British the Telugu Naicer origin Vijaynagar empire rulers chased away the Delhi Islamic Sultanate who ruled Thamizh Nadu for a very brief period. These people too within two generations changed their identity from Telugu to Thamizh and by the time they arrived to rule Kandy , they considered themselves Thamizh and were promoting Thamizh and not Telugu. Get your history correct

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            EE, your saying, “because Sinhalayo refused to work for colonial rulers”. DO you mean to say, the Singhalayos, were lazy to get up in the Hill country’ cold’ morning at 5am for Muster. Therefore they were disqualified as they did not meet with the required work ethics n the plantations, which hindering the priority primary export industry (Ceylon Tea)

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            EE, The rulers of Tamil Nadu or precisely South end Central India (Chera, Cola, Pandiya and Wijeyanagar Empire ruled SL or had their proxies installed as rulers in SL from time to time. As a consequence there was inevitably a gene pool that was left in the host country and the invaders too brought their cohorts to keep them company in the home (SL) from Home (India). So don’t hark on the Tamils being brought in as Indentured coolies only to SL post British in 1815. That is fallacy and proves lack of historical knowledge.
You are not alone. I am somewhat reassured that you are post 1971 year 6 student in SL education system Therefore you are not to be blamed for the lack of historical knowledge, because the government (SRDB and Buddy M – Education) in power in 1971 did do away with the education of History in schools, fearing that they may not get re-elected if the people/students read the history of the 1971 insurrection and the brutal killings and violations that took place. Kelani River in spate, (I could see it standing in the crowded express intercity bus on my way to Puttalam one morning in late April 1971

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      “Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Admiral Jayanath Colambage has confirmed that the government of India has assured Sri Lanka of its support at the UN Human Rights Council where a resolution will come up for vote next week urging Colombo to make good on its pledges to deal with war time atrocities.”

      It is important to note that India also made same promises to Tamils openly that it will give support to Tamils and make sure that all the pledges made by Sri Lanka will be met. Further this is the version of foreign minister not from the Indian foreign minister. Further the support does not mean support to Sri Lanka’s crimes and anti-Indian stand of the Rajapaksas. Even if the Rajapaksas win in the voting they cannot escape from India. Did the foreign minister tell us what promises they made to India for this support? We have to wait until 23rd March to see what is the outcome of this resolution. It may go either way but the real struggle for Rajapaksas in between China, India, economy and Buddhist Fundamentalism will eat every SriLankan.

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        Ajith,
        If India does not support Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka will give all the islands in the North to China on a 99 year lease. Sinhalayo will have no objection for that.

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          EE,
          Please give the whole island to China who bothers.

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            A
            I do not like the thought.
            Are you sure that CT’s China-bashers will like it any more?

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              SJ,
              What more to give China? Already it is given.

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              A
              Not a few hours ago you say “Please give the whole island to China who bothers.”
              Now you declare “What more to give China? Already it is given.”
              *
              Seems a speedier transaction than on the first day of Harrods Christmas Sale– I mean in good old days when London was London, Christmas was Christmas and Harrods was Harrods.
              *
              I expected something better than that from you to cheer up the CT CB Club.

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          EE, Gem of a thought. Brilliant.

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          Mahindapala, China should not only take over islands but the entire northern and eastern provinces and declare an independent state as a protectorate. India was offered this, but is not willing to accept it. If Sinhalese think that China is in Sri Lanka for their protection and economic benefit of the country, they are mistaken. China’s aim is to destabilize India and for that they need the support of Tamils. India is sleep walking due to its anti-Tamil racism, and will soon receive a shock, unless it ditches its anti-Tamil policy and establish Eelam, which would be a bulwark against Chinese expansionism.

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            GS
            According to you, India does not want the NE Tamils, and is in fact anti-Tamil.
            Do you think that the Chinese will take India’s rejects?
            Your comment insults the worth of the Tamils and the intelligence of the Chinese state.
            *
            I am not sure where India is sleep walking into, other than becoming an outpost of US imperialism.
            *
            Whatever happened to your bold predictions of not long ago about India doing this that and the other?

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              SJ

              “According to you, India does not want the NE Tamils, and is in fact anti-Tamil.
              Do you think that the Chinese will take India’s rejects?”

              Hindians used the Tamil Nationalists(?) as effective tools, mercenaries who can enforce Hindian foreign policy and deliver its goals in Sri Lanka. LTTE did it effectively.

              If it was useful for Hindia and USA it could be useful for China too. The only question is can China build LTTE mark II?
              What is the guarantee Mark II won’t switch ships at mid sea?

              It is futile exercise to discuss geopolitics, alliances, strategies, …… even if one is loyal quisling.

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          Eagle,
          “If India does not support Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka will give all the islands in the North to China “
          So , if India does support SL, your Sinhalayo will give all the islands to India?
          Nothing new there. Sinhalayo have been giving things to the Portuguese,Dutch, British…….
          That’s how they survive

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    India defintiely will walk away when it is taken up for voting. They never make a decisive decision on Sri Lanka like the Indra Gandi or Rajiv Gandi era for the next few decades. The reason is support the resolution and take a off-hand approach not work in thier favour. Also vote against the resolution and encourage the SL Govt to do whatever they do also not in the best interest of India. Rather in confusion walk away from UNHRC voting time and do political negotiations outside the UN in person. That’s what followed all these time and in future too.

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    Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayanath Colambage is a military man. He is shooting from the hip in an act of desperation. He may not appreciate realpolitik or diplomatic doubletalk. In the given circumstances, India may choose only to abstain. Even that is a big favour to SL.

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    Congratulations on your efforts. You are absolutely right in, “Opening the umbrella only when it rains “. Perfect operation precisely.

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    lol India assuring support. is like a tiger behind a cage saying I will not eat you (for now)

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      a14455 / March 18, 2021
      .
      Now u and Champa are slowly realizing mlechcha Rajapakse politics. U the kind of donkey already started to sing all good Polonnaruwa man achieved. Gota is a mouse compared to Sorysena and his politics .
      .
      Good riddance pattapal horu dominated srilanka. 😎😎😎😎😎😎

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    Hmm. War Criminal racist genocidal Chingkallams state they want and will get Hindian support, as Hindia is their friend and will always support them irrespective of whether or not just Thamizh rights and devolution. land and police rights are granted to Eezham Thamizh areas and there will be no implementation of 1987 Indo Ceylon agreement and sec 13A. However, India or Hindia is stating something else, support for racist war criminal Chingkallams and their racist war criminal government to keep on committing human rights abuses is conditional on implementing Sec 13A , with land and police powers and just and equal rights for the island’s Thamizh, in a united Sri Lanka , then the Chingkallams are free to continue with their racist war criminal, genocidal ways. Against whom we do not know most probably the Thullkans or Veddah. Now who is fooling whom?. Chingkalla war criminal government or Hindia or both in a secret pact to fool everyone? Chingkallams to continue with their war criminal racist genocidal path against the island’s Thamizh and India pretending to be concerned but hand in glove with the Chingkallams in the Eezham Thamizh genocide , giving covert and many times overt support but just pretending to be concerned about the Thamizh to fool the world. Most probably this is the truth.

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      Pandi Kutti,
      Eezham Thamizh. What the F is that? Never heard such a thing.

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        Of course a Blind and captive Eagle living at an Aged Care Centre would not have head of anything or seen anything. No wonder you post all sorts of rubbish in Braile

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    Admiral Colambage had “confirmed” that India had assured Colombo of its support to “upkeep and protect the territorial sovereignty of Sri Lanka”
    ==========
    of course there is no resolution at the UNHRC to break the territorial sovereignty of Sri Lanka.
    =========================

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      No external forces are necessary to break territorial sovereignty of the country but elected buch of thugs prove today how they continue
      destroying UNESCO protected sinhalaya. If u open ur mouth, their henchmen do harms to u, that young girl from Rakwana is now targeted. This is what we warned about once proved high criminal s. People are all stupid and caught by the tricks. GOTA will have to shoot himself next days.wait and see 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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      Rajash

      I have been looking for you all over CT.
      Now tell us what has happened to the lady who went on Hunger Strike in London?

      Let us have the background story or behind the scene manoeuvres.
      Were you there among the flag waving angry mob?

      You should have reported the whole farce from the front line.
      You have disappointed us.
      Was it a successful protest?

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    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was probably told that India would note vote against SL. It is too early to read much into the pronouncements of the Secretary. India could abstain with certain undertakings assured by the Secretary. The move to hold PC elections points to that..
    .
    Does promising India PC elections and telling them that 13A is outdated add up?

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    It is India that was responsible for inserting in the UNHCR draft, the clause of political solution by meaningful devolution of power to Tamils based on 13th amendment to the constitution. How can India vote against its own proposal. This pronouncement may be a preemptive strike to corner India. We have to wait and see what India is going to do, and not believe these Rajapakse lackeys who are known liars. By getting the draft passed in UNHCR, India is laying the foundation for future military intervention with support from UN, to implement 13th amendment if Sri Lanka fails to do it. It is going to be kevung drop in Colombo.

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      You are correct . I do not think India is not going to vote against its own proposal. If they do they are very stupid, as they are now only betraying the Eelam Tamils , but we are used to it but the its own 85 million or slightly more Tamil population. More or less stating we do not respect and care what happens to you people and will even support nations, that discriminate and commit genocide on them. Moreover supporting these largely anti Indian anti Hindu , ungrateful and opportunistic Sinhalese, India will be only responsible for its own danger , when China sets up shop along its southern coast.

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      “India is laying the foundation for future military intervention with support from UN,”

      You fellows are waiting to avenge the defeat isn’t it. You can amuse yourself with this kind of nonsense.

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        Ravi Perera, get ready to hide under the bed. There is a saying in Tamil, if a strong man bullies a weak man, God will punish the strong man. This will come true soon.

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          Was it how Indira Gandhi and Prabakaran met their respective ends?

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        Oh it is the stewed or skewed rotten Pear, from the South Indian Dalit garden again posting some sort of horrible Chingkalla Poutha Fascist recipe.

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        RAVI PERERA
        The Sinhala Speaking Demela?

        “You fellows are waiting to avenge the defeat isn’t it. You can amuse yourself with this kind of nonsense.”

        Did you hear/read any spin from your mates at the Hindian High Commission?

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      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
      When Dalits come forward and say do not give land and police powers to NPC as they did in front of the sub-Committee on Power Sharing, meaningful devolution is gone.
      —-

      “the clause of political solution by meaningful devolution of power to Tamils”

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        EE,
        Whoever whatever being shouted there is no other options that to go for federalism.
        Srilankens are stupi6, they ll take another decades to see it right. That pissu Mason bas to the eyes of Rajapakshe, Covid pani maker, proved how stupid the peoples are. We dont want any other analyse. Incumbent speaker and minister of health qall behaved no different to the Mason. That proved well where the average mindset stands.😎😌😎😌😎😉😎😉😎

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “When Dalits come forward and say do not give land and police powers to NPC ………………………….”

        Who are the Dalits?
        Are you a Dalit?
        If not when did you stop being a Dalit?

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    India assured Sri Lanka because both are members of the SAARC. But it does not mean that Sri Lanka should lean towards China against the interests of India. Further Colambage’s statement that the 13th amendment to the constitution as a power sharing agreement to end the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka in 1987 was outdated while urging the Indian Government to ‘stop harping’ on 13A, becomes a questionable issue. Is Colabage aware what Lord Buddha said about three things matter that in the end. How much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. If these three things are emphasized by Lord Buddha, what harm had the Tamils done for Rajapaksas and Colambage. They were only agitating for their rights.

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    What’s the catch????? It’s India that has been causing problems in Sri Lanka since 1970s. India trained and funded LTTE terrorists. Even after Rajiv Gandhi’s death, India had protected LTTE terrorists, because they were fighting for India’s geo-political interests in Sri Lanka. Bad boy Prabakaran realised this and that’s why he killed Rajiv. India’s motive is to destabilise Sri Lanka and cripple its economy, so one day India can annex Sri Lanka. The foreign direct investments that should have come in Sri Lanka’s way went to Tamil Nadu. That’s why Tamil Nadu economy has developed during LTTE terror in SL.
    /
    India DID NOT support the GoSL push to defeat the Tamil Tigers in 2009, but looked the other way, So SL forces can finish off LTTE. The reason why India let go of LTTE was that they were becoming sophisticated terrorists with fighter planes, submarines and massive monetary help from the West, and fighting could have spill over to Tamil Nadu.

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      Antonio/Tonino the Chingkallam with a Portuguese/Latin name. India helped the Chingkallams to destroy the Eezham Thamizh and the LTTE so that the fighting will spill over to Thamizh Nadu. Now the Chingkallams are repaying India/Hindia by allowing Chinese to spill over not only into Thamizh Nadu but most probably into Kerala too. The LTTE or the Eezham Tamils or the fight would have never spilt over to Thamizh Nadu, this was deliberate propaganda created by Chingkallams like you and Hindian paronia , as the Eezham Thamizh consider themselves a separate identity from the Thamizh Nadu Thamizh . SO did the LTTE , they had always advocated a separate Thamizh country only in Eelzham for the Eezham Thamizh. Some delusional small time politicans may have dreamed of a greater Thamizh country but that was their problem not ours.

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      Tony,
      Our Sinhala boys and girls fought India’s war against LTTE and sacrificed their lives.

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        Eagle ‘mutt’ Eye, yes your boys and girls fought with the help of India/USA/China/Ukrainian pilots/Pakistan/ex-SAS men from England/Mosad and all died valiantly while you were sitting under a tree in Hambantota scratching your ba*ls, but the same LTTE fellows are working for your master the mafia king Rajapaksa.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        Silly boy/girl, man/woman, it

        “Our Sinhala boys and girls fought India’s war against LTTE and sacrificed their lives.”

        In fact LTTE’s boys/girls fought IPKF while your Rana viruses hiding behind VP’s bump.
        On the other hand VP with huge help from Hindia fought the LTTE.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Our Sinhala boys and girls fought India’s war against LTTE and sacrificed their lives.”

        Your stupid Tamil brethren VP and his LTTE initially fought for Hindia. Now you proudly confirm your Sinhala boys and girls fought for Hindia.

        Dumb Eagle when are your dump Sinahala and dump Demelas going to fight for the people of this island?

        Aren’t you ashamed of your stupidity and your stupidity?
        Is HLD M still sitting on your head?

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      Tony,
      What has gotten into your cranium. Why did you keep it so empty!

      – India that has been causing problems in Sri Lanka since 1970s.
      _ Who was causing problems in Sri Lanka prior to 1970s

      – Bad boy Prabakaran realised this and that’s why he killed Rajiv.
      _ Oh, you forgot. Bad boy Army nerd failed trying to kill Rajiv. Prabakaran obliged.

      – India’s motive is to destabilise Sri Lanka and cripple its economy, so one day India can annex Sri Lanka.
      _ WI thought that Sri Lanka was capable of crippling its own economy!

      – India DID NOT support the GoSL push to defeat the Tamil Tigers in 2009.
      _ Even Gota would not take your side on this!

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      Tony Baba, the LTTE terrorists that India trained are working for the Rajapaksas. So go and cry in Hambantota.

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        TftN
        “…the LTTE terrorists that India trained are working for the Rajapaksas.”
        Not all of them.
        Wonder who manipulates some of the ‘rising stars’ of Jaffna Tamil politics.

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    If India does not support SL it will negatively impact Tamils as Sri Lanka will then be free to abolish provincial council system. Also Intended Indian investments will be in jeopardy and Indian welfare measures to estate Tamils will come to a halt.
    .
    If Muslim countries do not support SL it will further alienate Muslims as the government will be free go ahead with burka ban and closing madraases. Arab countries can supend our labour intake and the public here will boycott Muslim shops. And Covid dead will go up in smoke once again. I suspect Rajapaksas brought the burka issue as a calculated move.
    .
    You see it is all a mutual hostage scenario.

    Soma

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      Threatening like a petty local thug are you ? Heel and support our human rights abuses and the structural genocide of the island’s Tamils or else we will start attacking the Tamils and Tamil Muslims. Try doing this and see the repercussions from overseas and the international community. All the Sinhalese Brave will start crying when their house maid/cleaner wives and labourer and other worker menfolk are forced to return from the Arab nations. However the Arabs are another racist bunch and most probably will care two hoots when these local Tamil Muslims get beaten up by Sinhalese goons.

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        Whoever whatever being shouted there is no other options than to go for federalism..
        .
        Srilankens are stupid by birth , they ll take another decades to see it right. That pissu Mason bas to the eyes of Rajapakshe, Covid pani maker, proved how stupid the peoples are. We dont want any other analyse. Incumbent speaker and minister of health all behaved no different to the Mason. That proved well where the average mindset stands.😎😌😎😌😎😉😎😉😎

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          LM
          “Srilankens are stupid by birth”
          If it is your speaking for yourself, I have no objections.

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            SJ,
            .
            Then my blunt answer to you is that you may be blind and deaf, or suffering from memory loss if I may say so.
            :
            Come with facts please where on earth, not in the past, but in today ‘s context. people’s IQ value being that high, but voted for high criminals. that looted the last cent of the tax payers.
            :

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            S.J,
            You’re jumping the gun. LM is talking about SriLankens. They are closely related to Sinhalayo.

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      Soma, The resolution calls upon SL amongst other things that were manifestly wrong to implement the 13th Amendment in full (including Police and Land powers which were left out) very quickly. So, my take is that, once the resolution is passed on 23rd then it is incumbent on SL to comply. If not it would be against the UN Mandate and resolution of the UNHRC/UN. Then any of the countries that moved the resolution, jointly or severally or by proxy attempt to implement it under the cover of it.
      You may not have enough time to “Boycott the Tamil Muslim” shops advocated by you. it may only be a pipedream.
      If the resolution does not pass muster then it is a different story all over and you may have a possibility of respite. You need to think carefully on this. Misstep, will cost SL dearly.
      This is more than ones’ attempt, to carry out “a Boycott” or “smash up” after a political meeting

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        Mahila ,
        I am not advocating anything.
        Just predicting what is likely to happen.
        Like geology lab with earth tremor instruments.

        Soma

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      soman

      “If India does not support SL it will negatively impact Tamils as Sri Lanka will then be free to abolish provincial council system.”

      The provincial council system is kept in the constitution in name only and for the benefit of Southern politicians. In fact if 13th Amendment is abolished much of the resistance will come from the South and earn the wrath of Hindians.

      “Intended Indian investments will be in jeopardy and Indian welfare measures to estate Tamils will come to a halt.”

      When do you think you will start growing up as naturally as possible? Please stop being foolhardy. You sound pathetic. Indeed you are pathetic.
      Not only the racist rulers gone mad but their b***s carriers too.

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    “India Assured Support To Lanka at UNHRC”. Is this a “Dream” come “True”? Could be for a “DUMB” a Minister like Sarath Weerasekera. If anyone with the “General Knowledge” of Geopolitics of the South Pacific Region, could see the picture clearly, how and why the “Three Giants” of Economic Power, viz. China, India, and America are laying out a “NET” to catch this small “DOT” in the Indian Ocean. They have, to a large degree successful in that attempt, working through the “PROXY” in the country who were “Installed” to Govern for the last decades. Our major political parties, formerly two and now the latest SLPP, making it three have “Willingly” and “Knowingly” walked into “TRAPS” laid out by the earlier mentioned three “Giants”. It would be a long essay if I were to spell out the “Step by Step” process, how these “Giants” have made inroads to our country. Therefore, I invite the readers to just take a while to set aside all “Affiliations” (political, social, communal, religious, etc.) and trace the historical, as well as the present-day “Policies” (political, social, economic) successive Governments, have followed and make an independent “Assessment” of our present-day “Situation” of the country. You are certain to fall off your chair in disgust, frustration, and anger.

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    India’s 13A was taken into the comment clauses (Preamble) of the resolution hoping to get India’s support to the resolution. But there is wild speculation about India cooperating to a War Crime Investigation on Lankawe Rapist Army. Outside of UNHRC, never India commented about setting up of any investigation, outside of Lankawe. India supported R 30/1 on the expectation of Lankawe willingly investigating itself, while willingly solving Tamils problem. India did a real try when S.M. Krishna was the FAM. He felt defeated by Aanduwa and he attempted to threaten TNA to accept anything Lankawe was offering. The reason was Manmohan government did not have hope that they can make Lankawe bent, so they were planning to bend themselves to prevent an investigation by outside authorities. PM Manmohan Singh asked one time “If we tell to Lankawe it is not listening; what can we do for that?” But when Mr. Modi came, some changes were expected. Yet after Dr. Jaishankar took over, now hopes are very much below than S.M. Krishna times. Lankawe reaction to Dr. Jaishankar is “Ottaikoothan Paadukku Radai Thaal”. (Double bars for the door if he ask to open the door). India still remaining as Haystack dog, i.e. It cannot eat the hay, while it is not allowing the cow to eat either.

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    If India votes in favour of Sri Lanka or abstains, it will not only lose respect, the Sinhalese will also treat India like a joke and with disdain, thinking, no matter what, India will always be in their pocket and do their biding, especially when they craftily use the China card to bring India to heel. Already the racist gas bag Weerasekara has stated, we do not have to take India seriously as it constantly harps about the implementation of Sec 13A and just Tamil rights but never really does nothing about implementing these demands. They are also aware that there are lots of anti Tamils, who are gracing around India’s corridors of power, who are happy to see what is happening to the Island’s Tamils and no matter what, will give support to the Sinhalese, even if it is detrimental to India’s interest. Countries that have nothing common with the Sri Lankan or Eelam Tamils are concerned over what is happening and the human rights abuses in the island, especially under this government. However India, that has lot in common with the Sri Lankan Tamils and also having its own Tamil population from a key important state, only pays lip service to the plight of the island’s Tamils but aids abets the anti Indian, anti Hindu Sinhalese to commit structural genocide on them.

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    For reasonable expectations, HC’s report should have been the base for resolution. That was how UNHRC with first OICL investigation. Obviously, this time, HC did not speak the subjects anything related 13A. Real war raged only after India signing India- Lanka pact. Either Aanduwa, or any parties of Tamils, specifically TULF, which worked with India, not accepted 13A. Even Dougie’s past boss, Varathar, eventually rejected 13A. But Including TNA, the Tamils are seeing the removal of 13A as another aggression of Sinhala Buddhist Aanduwa. Interestingly, in the R 46/ L1, only in one operational clause, even that is only Partially HC’s requests are taken in, that is she would be playing a role in preserving the evidences. We who know no International Law will have to wait and see the meaning of it. But we know most of the physical evidences were, immediately after the war, bulldozed by Rapist Army. Other evidences, Aanduwa destroyed as and when it came to know their existence by international activities. Paranagama Commission was sending CID to missing persons’ relatives’ homes is part of this evidence tampering & hampering activity. Sri Lanka never brought the required Witness Protection Act, so no witness from Lankawe can possibly participate in an External or Internal inquiry. The Resolution is very vogue and Lankawe would not mind block any activity HC try to do in Lankawe.

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    But a plus part is she being asked to report for two 6months interval, which would be a chance for her to inform of Lankawe’s corporation to UNHRC. Then, if UNHRC’s members are willing it, they can use external pressure outside of UNHRC, to make Lankawe to corporate with her.
    Other problems, though is this time Tamils are more united than other times, but still falling to understand what diplomacy means is, which is an important part in this phase of fight. How one can justify fast to death as diplomatic means? What Kind of dialog or negotiation method is that? We don’t know if this kind of untested methods will drive away the countries willing to work for us, feeling that this as becoming an unwanted political damage on them. Violence free demonstration, helping NGOs to argue in UNHRC, meeting MP & ministers are methods time tested. It is still important that individuals before launch their own ways, consult with lawyers, politicians like the experienced ones in those matters. One other thing that we have stressed many times here is that Tamils can work with both ruling MPs and oppositions MPs, but as our calls always for the governments, Tamil activist should not engage in disturbing the current balance of the governments.

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    Locally, Muslims and Tamils should play a role in encouraging the Buddhists Sinhalese to approach UNHRC, for restore their rights against the Royal government.
    Remember, our target is Singapore – Malaysia model. For that In Sri Lanka as well as in Tamil Eelam stable governments are necessary. North Korea could not get along with South only because of the ruling family on the power. We saw this East West Germany. The same way in India-Pakistan, same group of people are kept apart only because of the military governments. Unfortunately, we already have same type of violent governments for 75 years. It is our own wellbeing helping Buddhist Sinhalese getting their justice, even after we go alone.

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    People are interpreting (reported) India’s support at the UNHRC for Sri Lanka’s sovereignty as unconditional: If Sri Lanka backtracks, as they have always been doing for 73 years when it comes to sharing power with Tamils then India may not support the sovereignty of Sri Lanka for Tamils of the North-East. The story does not end this year!

    India has already said in the same forum to the effect that Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, together with the Aspirations of Tamils are like two pillars and they cannot stand alone.

    I don’t think India is going back on that statement, and what is implied.

    One can take it that India will support Sri Lanka so long as it provides meaningful power sharing with Tamils of North-East.

    It is in Sri Lanka’s interest to listen to India, otherwise it will regret later.

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      T
      “If Sri Lanka backtracks, as they have always been doing for 73 years when it comes to sharing power with Tamils…”
      *
      Why cannot Tamils think of sharing power with Muslims?
      Why cannot the Tamil Vellala share even a glass of water with Dalits?
      *
      You know it as well as anyone else would that India will do b***** *ll.

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    India cannot be trusted irrespective of the fact that it would vote for, abstain or vote against the resolution. Indian Central Govt’s focus is not on non-majority issues in SL, all the statements made by them are just words, but they are more focused on economic opportunities in SL.

    South Indian political parties are interested in the SL non-majority issues only during election time. After the election they forget the topic altogether.

    Hence, India cannot be trusted.

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      B1
      “India cannot be trusted”
      I have been saying this from even before CT was born.
      *
      You are in for a good bollocking from the fan club, until you get immunized.

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        B1
        “India cannot be trusted”
        I have been saying this from even before CT was born.
        ****
        Is that not because u the kind of pundits work more or less in favour of sino-srilanka agendas?
        *****
        The Chinese have proved sofar that the good they have done for entire developing world are much less compared to their huge greedy gains. Look at today’s Pakistan, Maldives and Srilanka. .
        Silly leaders of any fragile country were easy prey and handpicked for their so called Chinese investments.

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        Buddhist1

        “India cannot be trusted “

        SJ types:
        “I have been saying this from even before CT was born.”

        If we cannot trust West and Hindians, then of course can we trust China/Pakistan?
        Poor SJ implies we should.

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    This is a unique opportunity for India to tell China to bugger off from its own backyard. Hope India will not shoot itself in the foot.

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      hanchopancha

      “This is a unique opportunity for India to tell China to bugger off from its own backyard.”

      As far as SJ is concerned wherever China maintains a presence that part is deemed Chinese property. SJ believes almost all lands belongs to China. Further in 1411 the Chinese admiral Zheng He captured Alakeshvara, dragged him all the way to Ming China. Therefore China has every right to lay claim to the ownership this island.
      China could do no wrong.

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      h
      Sri Lanka is nobody’s backyard; and no one who loves the country and its people will wish otherwise.
      Even the US has begun to lose its hold on what it treated as its backyard for over a century.
      Countries deserve treatment as equals.

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    What India telling the world by this open display of dilly-dallying is you may do what as per your own agen

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      What India telling the world by this open display of dilly-dallying is you may do what you like as per your own agenda but don’t you believe these cock and bull stories of Tamils .
      We are the next door guys who were involved in this issue all throughout and we know better than any of you . Tamils in SL are close relatives of a section of our people. If Tamils were harmed we would have been the first to step in and put a full stop. In fact we had to send in our military to save the Sinhalese from LTTE atrocities.

      Soma

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        Soma,
        “In fact we had to send in our military to save the Sinhalese from LTTE atrocities.”
        “OUR military.” ? Yes, sometimes the tongue reveals unintended truths.

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          Old codger
          .
          IPKF

          Soma

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    Indis playing a game of chess with the Sri Lankan government. India has to meet the challenge from China to economically invade Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka is moving towards bankruptcy. Demos after Demos. Political vengeance at peak. Signing pacts and dishonoring them is the strategy of Sri Lanka. BJP did not win a seat in Tamil Nadi in the last elections ahs an alliance with ADMK. Hence they have to ensure that PC agreements by Sri Lanka are implemented India is sitting on the fence. Sri Lanka is using China as its trump card against Sri Lanka, India is using HR violations by Sri Lanka as its trump card

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      K
      The name of the game is not chess but Silly Buggers.
      Are you playing Silly Buggers Solitaire?

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    What was the ” Santhosham” promised to India for this favour?

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      India will be in “No show ” category.

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      Whimpy,

      “What was the ” Santhosham” ?
      The West pier of course. But it’s already being denied.

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    UNHRC voting against SL regime will be on Monday 22nd , 24 countries need to vote for it , in order to pass the resolution , what will be the outcome ? Here are some countries most probably vote against the current administration .
    1)UK 2)Canada 3)Germany 4)Malawi 5)Macedonia 6)Montenegro 6)Argentina 7)Austria 8)Bahamas
    9)Bulgaria 10)Burkina Faso 11)Cameroon 12)Czech Republic 13)Denmark 14)Italy 15)Uruguay 16)Brazil
    17)Germany 18)Namibia 19)Netherlands 20)Poland 21)France 22)Gabon 23)Senegal 24) ???

    Any guesses !!!

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    Here is an article from the wire. It confirms what all Tamils other than the self hating Tamils from India and Sri Lanka think. India just only offers lip service to Tamil rights but does not do anything but go out of their way to appease the Sinhalese racists.

    https://thewire.in/south-asia/sri-lanka-india-trade-rajapaksas-tamils

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    The SL Government is granting various concessions in respect of issues affecting the Muslims and Tamils, such as on the cremation of Covid-19 victims and the holding of provincial council elections. The purpose of these ploys is to influence the outcome of the voting on the resolution against the country at the UNHRC. After that matter is settled one way or the other, all these concessions will be revoked and the hardline policies will be resumed. This is just the kind of trick that even pavement hawkers are adept at. I only hope that the voting countries will not be fooled by these tricks pulled off by people of low cunning.

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    During the early 2000s the federal solution was put on the table during the peace talks by international powers.
    The sinhala leaders accepted it but the LTTE refused and paid dearly for it.
    Sinhala leaders are now refusing federalism.
    Its not difficult to predict the future if this continues.
    Dont be fooled by the ‘soft’, ‘weak’ and ‘diplomatic’ words of india and the west. They are like those dogs who dont bark but will bite when the time is right.

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      H
      “During the early 2000s the federal solution was put on the table during the peace talks by international powers.
      The sinhala leaders accepted it but the LTTE refused and paid dearly for it.”
      Are you sure?
      Can you give a list of important Sinhala political leaders who were ready for a “federal solution”.
      *
      The LTTE delegation agreed to that third party proposal in Oslo. [https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/from-separation-to-federalism/218279]
      There was no formal proposal forthcoming from the government and no formal retreat by the LTTE, although Anton Balasingan reportedly got a roasting for agreeing to it in Oslo.

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    If you read carefully, India only promised to “upkeep and protect the territorial sovereignty of Sri Lanka”

    That has always been India’s position

    The rest is Colomboge’s pipedream.

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    Admiral Colombage “confirmed” (within string quotes) means that (a) he understands that there will be support (b) he too does not make a direct or categorical statement about it. While at a political level there could be some flexibility that is certainly not there at a bureaucratic level. The Admiral (if not the Sea Lord) may portray that he is a maestro of foreign affairs and perform abracadabra which no one else can while the local foreign service mandarins may say that he is fit only to sail a boat. Obviously, India wants to safeguard its interests and the last thing it wants is for Sri Lanka to be a fully fledged Chinese colony, thus having sandwiched by its adversary from both the North and the South. At the same time, it must address the “sensitivities” of Tamil Nadu and blocs so as not to commit a localized political blunder which affect the power balance of the ruling party of India. India certainly can’t make easy decisions in this regard.

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      GS
      But India has to also watch its back as it is not far from becoming an American colony with its getting sucked into the US agenda in its region.
      *
      “India certainly can’t make easy decisions in this regard.India certainly can’t make easy decisions in this regard.”
      But it can at least stop cheating.

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        BTW, GS
        Is my sneaking suspicion that JM and you are some kind of twins reasonable?

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