21 August, 2019

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International Advisory Council Appointed To Advise On Domestic Missing Persons Probe

The President has appointed an Advisory Council to the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Missing Persons, comprising of three international experts – a clear attempt at improving Sri Lanka’s image in the international arena against mounting allegations of human rights violations, despite Rajapaksa regime’s bravado before the public on their vehement objection to the international probe led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights into abuses during the final phases of the conflict.

President Rajapaksa

President Rajapaksa

The three-member Advisory Council has been appointed and named through a special gazette notification that was issued on Tuesday (15) naming Sir Desmond de Silva as the Chairman while appointing Sir Geoffrey Nice and Professor David Crane as members.

According to the Gazette, the three international experts have been appointed to advice the CoI on Missing Persons, in matters pertaining to the work of the Commission including ‘legal and other relevant dimensions’.

Furthermore it asserts that more experts maybe appointed to the Advisory Council over time ‘as may be required from time to time to advise the Chairman and Members of the Commission of Inquiry, at their request.’

The CoI on Missing Persons appointed in August 2013 to probe into disappearances includes Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama (Chairman), Suranjana Vidyaratne and Mano Ramanathan. The mandate of the CoI was extended by six months to August 12, 2014 and a report is due to be submitted to the President following the conclusion of the Commission proceedings.

Read the Gazette here

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    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka speaks of an Advisory Council. There is no indication how any Advise given by the said Council will be handled. If the past history of the fate of such councils is any guidance we already know the outcome.

    We have had enough Advice. Advice cannot end disputes. Councils do not solve problems.

    What is necessary and sufficient is the intent to honestly address the issues of discontent.

    No amount of Commissions and Councils can bring about a change in the attitude or a difference to the approach.

    If the attitude and the approach was ever there there would have been no need for more than one Advisory Council.

    The best way for the Government to show their intent on addressing the issues honestly and equitably is to work with UNHRC, the Council already acceptable to the world community and represented by Sri Lanka.

    Everything else is hogwash.

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      Nathan

      Another joke. Just to fool the fools, both local and international.

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    I am sure this is our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi’s home grown solution. Sri Lanka is the world no. 1 Country for appointing Investigating Commissions, Investigation Panels, Presidential Commissions etc. Also Sri Lanka still holding No. 1 place in the world to keep the secrecy of the such reports. Our Gen. Public also world no. 1 as they never bothered to ask about the reports.

    In my opinion this Multinational Advisory Panel should have been comprised of,

    1. Kamalesh Sharma – Secretary , Commonwealth Countries. (Free of charge as he was overpaid to hide eminent Jurists reports on Shirani Bandaranayaka’s Illegal Impeachment case)

    2. Scott Morrison – Representative from Australia. (Platinum Plated Dinner set would be his fees)

    3. Gotabaya Rajapaksha – Representative from United States.

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      Lapatiya:

      Kamalesh Sharma, Scott Morrison and Gotabaya. What a great choice. You never really fail to amaze me. And one has to be thankful to you for such sound advice.

      How can we thank enough Kamalesh for creating such a wonderful opportunity for Cameron to walk in and bash Mahinda in his own home ground. It may look like all this was a design.

      Scotty’s boss s trailing in all opinion polls back at home and yes, Scotty had to rush to Mahinda, his savior for a lease. While he and his boss had perfected the art of sinking boats, their own ship had already started sinking at home. When two rogues meet, what can else they see and discuss?

      Ah, Gotabaya’s story is indeed classic – reminiscent of what Saguni did in Mahabharata. You better read it – it is a master-stroke of classic self-destruction.

      Thank you for such an enlightenment and cheers.

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    Wednesday 23 July–The 20th Commonwealth Games will be 11 days of top competition hosted in Glasgow in July and August 2014.

    Immigrants in Scotland don’t disclose their ethnicity but proudly call themselves Scots unlike England which asks for ethnicity (very often unknown because of inter marriages)Ongoing discussion on BBC Radio 2

    Will Sihala mass murderer Boru Passa the chair of Commonwealth grace the occasion???

    Will there be protesters as at the London visit now that the organiser from Paris has been assassinated??

    Will DJ and mango be holding Sharma’s,and passa’s tail as in the Hindian games monkey security??

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      Lawyers are general parasites and their main cases to make money is murder, immigration (the accused just signs papers which gives the company millions by dragging and playing with the English language.- therefore legal aid is almost cut to nothing in the UK.

      Conservatives’ first Asian female MP (corner shop owners daughter, like Biswas of US) in her book along with others confirms that Brits are Bigots. RIGHT-WINGER WHO BACKED DEATH PENALTY GOES TO THE TREASURY. Miss Patel wrote in a book she co-authored in 2012 with other Tory MPs that British people in the workplace are ‘among the worst idlers in the world’.

      She was bought in to seduce NaMo for investment and has lambasted the press for calling him a Hindu nationalist. NaMo is nowadays at Chennai to seduce Jaya to vote for his bills in the upper house – without her support nothing would pass.
      By bringing in these women the Tory policy is not going to change but they try the media type of seduction.

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        Freak, your genralizations are stupid. You need your head examined….but nothing will be found inside.

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          no mal rilava sihala buddhist

          You are definitely hearing voices!!

          Go back into the jungles that you came from.

          Mugabe loves you!!

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          sihala buddhist new wave of desperation!

          Height of Stupidity is ambude Nomal looking for something that he says is not there.

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    At the dinner organised by Association of Professionals of Srilankan origin held in April 2012 at The Grange City Hotel, Tower hill London, to coincide with their Annual General Meeting, Sir Desmond De Silva who was the guest speaker, said that killing of 40,000 Tamils by the Srilankan security forces in order to liberate 300,000 Tamils held by the LTTE cannot be called a war crime.
    Most of the Sinhalese present at the meeting applauded him.
    Several Tamils who were present at the meeting raised objections to it, but it went unheeded.
    How can such a person with a biased racist view could be in the panel to inquire about war crimes committed by Srilankan security forces.

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      The Brits are very good at `tolerance` like going to war on WMD. British raj confirmed Mahatma Gandhi as the `naked fakir` yet they talk of worship of the specific pedo.
      Lap poodle is loosing! The main export is the war machine like US.
      No wonder the Germans are winning all the way.- mind over matter.

      However, Sir David Attenborough confirms southern Sihala monkies are just off the trees with borrowed Portuguese names and added to it like Priyanka’s hubby the goon with Anglo Scottish mum. To top it mossad confirms they are monkies too.

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      please be informed ,concept of appointing sir Desmond De Silva to the panel was initiated by our “Political scientist” DJ , if and when DJ comes up with some thing , it ought to have that “protect my boss at any cost ” trade mark on it !

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        katte pittu sobita it was nonis no [Edited out] up front. that is his duty. chk Lincolns Inn inner temple.

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      Dr Gnana Sankaralingam:

      Thanks for bringing it to our notice. I was scratching my head why on earth Mahinda mama was appointing such a lunatic. This is enough to “shoot” him down. How on earth did he become a war crimes investigator/prosecutor, or in his vocabulary, one necessarily must ruthlessly murder 40,000 lives to save 300,000. One salutary point is, at least, his admittance/recognition that 40,000 lives were murdered by the SL regime. Mahinda mama is not going anywhere with this. Thanks once again Dr Gnana.

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        This Desmond Geezer’s inclusion automatically triggers suspicion as it was initiated by our P.hD qualified political scientist DJ , Thanks Dr Gnana Sankaralingam for the confirmation ( Very valuable point indeed), i’m yet to find out about the other two , can anyone shed some light on these two please !

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          MR can do the brouhaha act on his clueless Cabinet, the ignorant UPFA MPs and the yakkos, screaming “I will not allow any enquiry by outsiders – even at the risk of death. I will never allow our Sinhala Ranavirus down” But that is for local consumption. Weerawansa, Ranawake, Dinesh G, Kehelmala et al will sing the same tune followed by Dayan J and the rest of the local journalistic editorial cabal.

          But when it comes to brass-tacks at global level this boru-shoake won’t work. This is not the first time the nose of the Rajapakses have been rubbed in the mud in the ground. Rajapakse trying to clean up his act to be well received at Glasgow
          Commonwealth Meeting might run into some rough weather. If the unpopular and controversial head of the Commonwealth is subject to public opprobium Kamlesh Sharma will have to be held responsible for bringing the Commonwealth Organisation to disrepute.

          Backlash

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    Wimal Weerawansa, Patali Ranawaka have you guys resigned from UPFA? These appointments confirm direct involvement of foreigners in the domestic affairs. Where is Kelly Keheliya.. you have been shouting that no foreign involvements will be allowed, what are you going to do now? Hello Mr. G.L. Pirisi Kuttama, you have been saying the same no foreign involvement, now what.. are you still in the cabinet? Shameless bunch.

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    Now he is talking from the other end. This is what the Joker already agreed. The Joker is deliberately misleading the uneducated buffalos in the Country while the others pretend they are deaf, blind and dumb to survive in this corrupt lawless Banana Republic.

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    The fraud is not limited to poor people. There are politicians, professionals available locally and internationally for purchase. You can buy them easily. Mahinda is doing it since he became politician. He is very successful politician.

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    As the balls continue to be squeezed harder, the cry will become more and more desperate. These are desperate measures and now the lame duck professor GL Peiris has lashed out for not disclosing the names of the investigating team from the UNHRC. This dot of a nation had hoodwinked everyone for far too long and let the nutty professor continue his guessing game.

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    An effort to close the barn door after the horses have bolted and an effort to hoodwink the world in an even more shameless manner! Of course it is also a grand effort to take us Citizens on a further ride!

    The Naked Emperor yet proudly believing he is dressed in clothes we do not see. However we refuse to acknowledge the grotesque nakedness.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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