20 August, 2017

International HR Law Experts Refer Sri Lanka To ICC, If It Continues To Act In Bad Faith

Within hours after Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s address to the UN Human Rights Council, a group of well renowned international Law experts have recommended Sri Lanka be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“If Sri Lanka continues in bad faith and/or fail to take significant steps towards implementing the word and spirit of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1, including establishing a hybrid war crimes court with the participation of international judges and prosecutors.” members of the group Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP) said in a Press Conference held in Geneva.

The group Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP), was established to monitor Sri Lanka’s compliance to the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1, which Sri Lanka itself co-sponsored.

Based on the documented events of the last twelve months, the MAP has come to the following conclusions:

1) The Government of Sri Lanka is not acting in good faith with respect to its commitments under the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1;

2) Human Rights violations and abuses amounting to crimes under international law continue to be committed in Sri Lanka with impunity;

3) Key reforms to the country’s justice and security sectors have failed to materialize; and

4) The initial reaction of the Government of Sri Lanka to the Final Report of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation (CTF) appointed by the Sri Lankan Government itself amounts to a cynical and reckless repudiation of the stated aspirations of Sri Lanka’s citizens. (Read the full report here )

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    This is serious!!

    Hope this government does not let down the millions of voters who vote them into power to take action against the criminal network of the previous Mahinda Rajapaksas government!?

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      ‘ international Law experts have recommended Sri Lanka be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).’

      JOKE OF THE YEAR. APRIL FOOLS IS AROUND THE CORNER. Lanka is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court.This is the most fact first to consider.

      International Criminal Court you mean International Criminal Court for Africans. set up by Europeans. Even the African nations now are tearing up their recognition of this prestigious world renown institution.

      ONE LOVES THIS TIME OF YEAR. INT APRIL FOOLS day give at the UNHCR gives the best jokes.

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        Just handover the Rajapaksas to the ICC…
        It’s getting clear with every passing day that this government is unable or unwilling to take action against them…

        Even unwilling to get INTERPOL involved in assisting the Sri Lankan police and intelligence agencies!

        If it is so hard to handle it just hand it all over to INTERPOL and the ICC…

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          So says the Expert in Law and we did not know you silva are Sherlock Holmes half brother as well what skill . Noe be the executioner

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        malik kafur

        “JOKE OF THE YEAR.”

        Then why aren’t you laughing?

        “APRIL FOOLS IS AROUND THE CORNER.”

        Not really, you got another 30 days to April Fool.

        “Lanka is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court.”

        If they’ve got you by the balls, your hearts and minds will follow.

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          Native Vedda

          YES YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS entertaining. Just like the experts at the UNHCR that assemble. But hey we have the pleasure of your’s every second.

          At least they get paid for thir senseless garb you on the hand outs.

          hik hik hik he he ha ha ha ahhhhh

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            Malik
            They are not entertaining they are plain moronic.

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              Nuisance, yes they are moronic and you are bloody entertaining. hahahahaha…………….nuisance the dumb arse.

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        “On March 31, 2005, the UNSC approved a draft resolution granting the ICC jurisdiction over the conflict in Darfur, Sudan. This was the first instance of the UNSC utilizing Article 13(b) of the Rome Statute, the ICC’s investigation mechanism. Sudan remains uncooperative despite its obligations to take any steps it deems appropriate to cooperate with the investigation. Sudan, a non-party to the Rome Statute, refuses to recognize ICC jurisdiction. In response, on May 26, 2010, the ICC reported Sudan to the UNSC for lack of cooperation in the pursuit of three alleged war criminals, including Sudanese Defense Minister Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein.”

        What followed:

        “The United States first imposed sanctions on Sudan in 1997, including a trade embargo and blocking the government’s assets, for human rights violations and terrorism concerns. The United States layered on more sanctions in 2006 for what it said was complicity in the violence in Sudan’s Darfur region.”

        Rajapaksa brothers better move their assets from USA. :)

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        Malik the typical Sinhalese bootlicking fake Arab immigrant South Indian origin Dravidian Tamil Muslim. Typical of 99% of the so called Sri Lankan Muslims. Bootlick the Sinhalese and run down and discriminate their fellow non Muslim Tamils with hope of a few crumbs falling from the Sinhalese table into their greedy opportunistic selfish lap. The southern Muslim elite is very good at this. There was one wanker in the 1950s and 60s who was calling himself Sinhala Marrikar. What a joker. His mother only spoke Tamil and the name Marrikar like Lebbai ,Rawther , Thambi or Kuttiis a pure Tamil Muslim caste name. Yet this wanker was calling himself a Sinhalese Marrikar with a Tamil name.
        The much loved former Indian president, the late Abdul Kallam , the father of Indian atomic science, who was a very proud Tamil, was from Marrikar community

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      International HR Law Experts

      RE:International HR Law Experts Refer Sri Lanka To ICC, If It Continues To Act In Bad Faith

      Finally, some of the above “Idiots” who have been taken for a ride for quite some time by the Criminals, seem to be getting it,

      How did their IQs improve? Because of the Stupidity of Yahapalanaya?

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      On 19 November 2015 the Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam nominated a panel of five legal experts to monitor the design and implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka, including the judicial measures to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
      The Monitoring Accountability Panel – or “MAP” – started its work on 1st December 2015.

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        How much money have they spent on this MAP? Millions? Tamils are again taken for a ride!
        Stupid tgte should have spend that money to up lift lives of poor Tamils in the north.

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      There was a time Tamils were representing the majority Sinhalese under the British rule. This had been done to divide Sinhalese and Tamil. The British rulers gave wrong ideas to Tamils. This is the reason Tamils never went for a solution, even though they had opportunities to find a solution since the independence.

      EVOLUTION WILL LEAD TO DEVOLUTION, HOWEVER I HAVEN’T SEEN AN EVOLVED TAMIL LEADER.

      Where were those Tamil leaders, including Tamil diaspora leaders, the Western leaders, especially the United Nations when the Tamil armed groups were mercilessly gunned down each other group members; and assassinating political leaders and intellectuals far more than any other terrorist groups in the world? Do you see evolution in Tamils who conducted the Asia’s longest brutal civil war for more than three decades? Do you see evolution in Tamils who assassinated far more leaders and intellectuals than any other terrorist organization in the world? Tamils are still under the firm grip of foreign powers which transformed young Tamils as ruthless terrorists in the world.

      Tamils won’t go anywhere by avoiding smart Tamils; they will continue to go backward. Tamils have achieved nothing by conducting the Asia’s longest brutal civil war for three decades with the help of the foreign powers. The West has been using Sri Lankan Tamils to get a foothold in Sri Lanka to dominate the Indian Ocean. Tamil leaders don’t learn, but blindly follow the foreign powers.

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        The British never favoured the Tamils, if they did the Tamils will not be in this position, they only used the industriousness and the hard work of the Tamils for their benefit, as most Sinhalese were lazy and did not want to better themselves. They were content with their easy way of life and did not want higher education. In fact it was the opposite, the British favoured the Sinhalese, this is why unlike the Portuguese and the Dutch after them, who ruled the Tamil areas as a separate colony, they merged the Tamil areas with the Sinhalese south and only gave importance to the Sinhalese areas to the detriment of the Tamil areas. Most of the Christian schools in the north were opened by American missionaries and not the British. The British also opened many higher education institutes in the Sinhalese south and also universities which were not opened in the Tamil areas. Unlike the northern Tamils, only the Sinhalese elite made use of this, the peasants were very content with farming and fishing. They( the British) also had to compensate the Tamils for the loss of their sovereignty, as it is because of the British the ancient Eelam Tamil nation who were 100% majority in their own land became a minority in the island and are now even fast becoming a minority in their own land too. It has already happened in the east. The Sinhalese curry favoured the British by wining dining and giving their women and at times their men to them. Tamils never stooped to this. This is why the British handed the entire island to the Sinhalese racists in 1948, when they left. They did not have the right to do it. They should have handed the Tamils their land back or created a federal setup. They did neither. Asking the opinion of a few highly Sinhalised Colombo 7 Tamils will not do, as these people have never represented the Tamils and still do not. Yet these Sinhalese racists have the audacity to state the British favoured the Tamils. Jaffna Tamil civil servants were highly noted for their efficiency hard work and dignity not only in Ceylon but where ever they went in Malaysia Singapore India. You mean to state the British favoured them there too?

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          Agree to disagree,

          Tamils’ past actions are supporting my findings are correct. If Tamils were not favored by the British, they would have found the solution long time ago.

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      There is nothing serious here, that transnational eelam idiots have paid some ‘experts’ and created a panel. They have issued a report.

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      Sunil:

      It is very serious. Tamils have been blind sided again.

      See this. This is from CT itself.

      The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has nominated a panel of five legal experts to monitor the design and implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka, including the judicial measures to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide (“Monitoring Accountability Panel” or “MAP”).

      panelFollowing the Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka, dated 16 September 2015, and the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka,’ dated 1 October 2015, the Sri Lankan Government undertook to establish accountability mechanisms to address the crimes committed during the Sri Lankan armed conflict. These will include a special criminal court with foreign judges and prosecutors.

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    What about Israel? Are you all taking any action or are they your friends?

    Siri

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      Siri de Alwis

      “What about Israel? Are you all taking any action or are they your friends?”

      Brilliant question. I never thought about Israel until you mentioned it here.

      Thanks.

      If a group of well renowned international Law experts hasn’t taken Israel to ICC perhaps you should. Many of us in this forum are right behind you.

      Be a man, go on.

      • 6
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        stupid response!

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      You keep saying this line. Let’s see if it stops the international community from cornering us. You people have been shouting about the US and Afghanistan, but has it helped us? The only thing it does is make people like you feel important.

      Just shouting about hypocrisy isn’t going to save us. This isn’t some handiye kade chandiya situation where you can shout your way out of trouble.

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        mr kp
        Looks like it is helping Sri Lanka. How many years since this UN’s selective stupidity? 8 years? 9 years?. We need many more years to think and act.

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      It is time that The Government of Sri Lanka should view its’ own cosponsored resolution on a positive side not as a suicidal pill made to swallow by its’ friendly nations

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      It is time that The Government of Sri Lanka should view its’ own cosponsored resolution on a positive side not as a suicidal pill made to swallow by its’ friendly nations.

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        HE,The President of Sri Lanka Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Srisena opted to write, and did write to Donald Trump as soon as he was elected as the President of USA, to mitigate the UN Human Rights Commission’s Resolution which Government of Sri Lanka itself co-sponsored; rather than exploring the possibilities within the same Resolution to promote concrete measures towards a true reconciliation and to accommodate the Minorities of all respect as equal citizen of the State Sri Lanka, whom very much contributed to he becoming a Head of the State, that has been awfully guided by narrow minded one race domination at all cost.
        What is the Glory found in writing to US President, against the initial mechanism that the Government itself cosponsored towards the State’s Responsibility towards its own people?
        Isn’t it A paradise full of fools’ search for a “Sinhala Sovereignty”?
        So the end result all these has been now promulgated by International Community!

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          vetmaha
          That cosponsored resolution is null and void with Obama and his clan leaving. Now Trump has to come up with a new resolution. We have to wait for that.

    • 19
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      Siri de Alwis, Here comes the classic story of if other nations have been involved in criminal activities in the past why can’t we be criminals too argument!! Real nice logic…
      See where that gets you…

      Clean up our country first then point the finger at other nations and their wrongdoings…

      Be the example to the world, be the First Nation to clean up corruption and punish all wrongdoers even the big politicians like the Rajapaksas…

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      Siride Alwis

      Read IsraelTelegraph and post it there.

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      Damn straight, Siri! If the israelis can murder the Palestinians, why can’t we murder the Tamils and get away with it, no? These Western lawyers, I tell, you. All ruddy humbug. No sense of fair play.

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    First resolve the high profile ghastly murders of MURDEROUS MARA REGIME, Lasantha, Prageeth, Thajudeen and the international community will feel at least something is happening, in the Island of Serendipity.

    If MY3 continues to protect the MARA Family and the bad apples in the forces, who were carrying out these ghastly murders for their Masters, then all indications are that, we will be hauled up by the ICC.

    Hope saner counsel will prevail in the minds of MY3 to save the country or save the murderers and killers.

    The ball is clearly in MY3’s court and he played a nasty game, releasing all the suspects who were in custody sending a clear negative message to all who aspired for good governance, both locally and internationally.

    Hope saner counsel prevails over silly political manoeuvring for selfish gains

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    The present government must address the most urgent issues such as

    releasing the private lands seized by the military,

    stopping the hotel businesses and farming of private lands by the military,

    stopping the military from illegally building Buddhist shrines in private lands,

    prosecuting or releasing the suspects from detentions and

    employing translators to the government offices including police stations.

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      Saro you make me blush

      The present government must address the most urgent issues such as releasing the private lands seized by the military, stopping the hotel businesses and farming of private lands by the military, stopping the military from illegally building Buddhist shrines in private lands, prosecuting or releasing the suspects from detentions and

      WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR Sumanthiran assassination hoax plot?????

      They must have been in a Army run hotel in Hospital rd. never the pongu tamils. he he he he hik

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      saro
      When considering posts of you and other separatists Tamils who write here, who are against Sri Lanka, and gang up with the west to do harm to my country we will not release any land occupied and used by the Army for our protection. Also, it also shows that there are no signs of Tamils showing any interest for reconciliation other than to get the country punished by these paid western powers. Under these conditions the resolution should be considered null and void.

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        essence

        I am against separation if you want to know.

        It is criminal to kill journalists, dissidents and innocent citizens even if they are Tamils or Muslims. You must get that into your head first. They must be investigated and brought to book even if they are from the military or Rajapakse family, that’s how it should be. Otherwise you might be abducted and killed one day.

        Running hotels and farming seized lands have nothing to do with security, if you do not know about it already.

        UNHRC will do its job and we, Sri Lankans, have no part in it. It’s decided by the member countries, if you think we , in any way influenced those countries you give more credit and importance to Tamils that they deserve.

        Leaders of Tamils, TNA, are whole heartedly cooperating with the government.

        Do not believe everything your racist leaders in JO preach you. Try to what what is happening to other countries in the UN and UNHRC.

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          soro
          If you are against separation, where were you when the Tamil terrorists were suicide murdering innocent SL citizens??
          Who said It is NOT criminal to kill journalists, dissidents and innocent citizens even if they are Tamils or Muslims? These are all collateral damages of Tamils waging a terrorists war against the country. Whoever got killed during this period are heroes in my mind. Why? because they gave their lives, we are able to live without terror and in peace today.
          I consider the forces are needed to be in the NE as long as there is a need. Running hotels and farming will keep them occupied and will be a supply line for the NE.
          Yes, the UNHRC will be doing its job. The Tamils who don’t live in SL are the ones trying to influence the westerners. That moronic “transition Tamil government” which is a joke is spending Tamil money to make SL chaotic.

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    1st march 2017-16.30 hours

    of course this is very very serious.
    BUT REST ASSURED THAT

    Y A H A A L A N A Y A

    will not act.

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    Well lets say they can keep their opinion with themselves..

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      sach:

      Why bark at the wrong tree. Tell SL to walk out of the UNHRC. See whether it has the balls to do it. The GSP will be also out in seconds. So, please keep your dick under your pants instead of wagging it in public.

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        SL can simply reject the resolution and no need to walk out of UNHRC. And guess who is contemplating on walking out ? US!

        Who cares for GSP? We have increased our export even without GSP. We have already taken steps to decrease our dependancy on north america as a market

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          sach:

          I wish the SL regime will take the advice of foolish donkeys like you. May be the fun can then start.

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            First of all idiot, this panel is nothing but a self appointed losers of that transitional government of Tamil eelam. Who cares what their own panel says?

            Why what is the rest of the ‘west’ gonna do ? :D

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              True.
              Everyone is over reacting to this biased paid for bunch.
              Naughty of Colombo Telegraph not to publish who set up this panel which is made to look like an official UN panel.

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        Jansee

        GSP is only 0.1% of the Sri Lankan exports. Diversity the exports, Sri lanka lose nothing.

        If Sri lanka has a backbone, stop imports from the european Union. That is European cars and 0.2% of what Sri lanka exports.

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          jim softy dimwit

          “GSP is only 0.1% of the Sri Lankan exports. Diversity the exports, Sri lanka lose nothing.”

          Good idea please do sell your garments to Bangladesh and Fish to Chile or may be Kerala.

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            i dont think its an argument. just a verbal vomit. he thinks people dont cross check his references.

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            Dimb Native Veddo:

            Policy you recommend is bend and spread to colonial masters because they give us a discount.

            That is Ranil’s policy.

            Ranil is desperate to become the president.

            Typical loser.

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            stupid answer!

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            Native Vedda dimwit

            fortunately we have also exported clowns to other parts of the world such as your good self.

            At least the burden is off our economy, nice to see a decaying EU still giving free hand outs to people like you. Job title : chief commentator of CMB telegraph

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              malik kafur

              “At least the burden is off our economy,”

              Please don’t come back.

              “fortunately we have also exported clowns to other parts of the world such as your good self.”

              Have you? I congratulate you for your export drive.

              By the way did you also export/import the nutters of SPUR_ISTAS including HLD M, sinhalanet.net, Shenali D Waduge, ……

              How did you miss Dayan, Nalin, Wimal, and other nutters?

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          jim softly:

          “GSP is only 0.1% of the Sri Lankan exports. Diversity the exports, Sri lanka lose nothing.”

          Doesn’t seem to resonate with the regime. After all, SL is hell-bent on getting back the GSP. May be it will be a better option to import bullock carts from Zimbabwe. The JVP goons may not be too happy, what more the buzz around their recent penchant taste for flashy cars.

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      Sach

      If all concerned are innocent of wrongdoing, good.
      If not, justice is a must.
      What’s your problem anyway? Don’t believe in a fair society?

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        lankan
        Tamil terrorist suicide murdered over 100,000 innocent SL citizens. That was the action of a fair society?? Where were you talking fair societies then??

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    This will certainly stop the new constitution

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    We understand and accept the importance of protecting HR and our commitments to the world. But these jokers must understand Sri Lanka is not signatory to ICC or its judicial procedures as a independent state.We can do it by our own justice system.

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      We have an utterly bankrupt, dysfunctional and failed justice system that will never deliver the goods! Are you dreaming?

      And we have a president and prime minister who are so incompetent and inept that they could not organize a beer party in a brewery!

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    This regime thinks to fool not only all the people all the time, but also the United Nations too.
    The FM mouths platitudes while the Military Regime carries on regardless.
    Citizens are in jail for many years, without being charged in courts of law – simply because there maybe NO evidence against them.
    Torture is rampant.
    The idle armed forces are given the largest chunk of the annual budget, and all they do is, prey on citizens.
    The C-in-C is afraid to discipline them.
    The case against five policemen who shot two undergraduates appears to have been suppressed.
    Other cases are transferred to courts far away to make it difficult for lawyers, litigants & witnesses.
    The judiciary appears to “toe the line”, rather than deliver justice.
    The Minister of Justice supports injustice to arbitrarily arrested citizens, and justice to robed foul mouthed rogues.
    Meanwhile the MPs are kept from speaking the truth, by financial inducements.
    MAP speaks the truth.

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    Siri de Alwis & Native Vedda: Why only Israel? What about the “Grand Coalition” that waged a war on Iraq in the name of a concocted allegation of producing and owning Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and destroyed a sovereign country , a nation and a culture of its own? . As Silva said above ,why bother about others? Isn’t it better and advisable to CLEAN ourselves?

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      Douglas

      “Why only Israel?”

      Siri de Alwis is keen on taking action against Israel.

      Being a little islander he seems to believe whenever Sri Lankan war record is questioned it is his/her national patriotic duty to drag Israel into the discussion. Other little islanders believe they ought to bring in other countries (western alliances) into discussion forgetting Hindia’s track record in various parts of India and in Sri Lanka, Chinese atrocities in Tibet and other parts of China, Pakistan’s war crimes in Bangladesh and in Pakistan, …….

      I say first deal with our own demons, then go around with the moral superiority to deal with war crimes committed outside this island.

      Questioning Israel’s human rights violations wouldn’t absolves ours.

      Had we treated our people well strangers would not have the excuse to grope our women folks.

      Well the answer to your question is let us deal with our share of war crimes that had been perpetrated on our innocent people (from 1971 to 2015)then move on to elsewhere, well head held high. In order to achieve such greatness you need wisdom, honesty, and bit of valour.

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    Sri Lanka recommended to the ICC by Intl Law Expert or has this Law Expert recommended Mangala Samaraweera to the ICC for deceit??

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    Poor Mangala ” Samayang” Samare as Dr Dyan put it, must have done a course in Elocution,amidst all his other heavy lifting on behalf of the Diaspora, to do these kick ass speeches in English.

    This came soon after the one he did in our Yahapalana Parliament, in tandem with the Vellala Party Leader Sambandan.

    The ICC and these so called Experts should at least acknowledge the proficient manner Mangala Samang delivers these pleas on behalf of the Diaspora in English.

    How many other Foreign Ministers of the countries which these Experts gunning for can speak English.

    Please give the Yahapalanya a break.

    Specially now that his boss Dr Ranil has spat out a bit about his new Batalanda Constitution.

    Pity Batalanda made his speech after Samare appeared in front of the Bedouin Prince with his offerings.

    And Dr Batalanda made the speech in a Temple somewhere and delivered it in Sudda Sinhala. with the promise it will be called a Gamaya (Rural) Government.

    But with special Powers of Land and Police to not only Vellalas but Wahabis as well.

    Dr Rajitha should email a scanned copy ASAP to the ICC . Before these experts get there.

    But make sure it is translated and properly dated , unlike that Gazette which was issued to the Diaspora Mahendran before he fixed the Yahapalana Sovereign Bonds.

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    See real issues. but, UNHCR is silent. Even Jordan Prince does not care.

    Israel is about to wipe out an entire indigenous community based on a new law that could take away their rights to their land. Alone, they will lose everything –

    Near the hilltops of the village of Bethany, 2000 years ago, it is said that Jesus Christ brought Lazarus back to life.

    Today those hilltops are home to an indigenous community who are about to be bulldozed into the ground. Their homes, land, and way of life completely wiped out.

    But these brave families refuse to fade silently into the darkness. Instead, they are taking a huge risk, rising up against the bulldozers by nonviolently “sitting-in” their homes. They’re betting on a miracle: that their act of courage will inspire people around the world to help stop the bulldozers before they crush them.

    We can be that miracle.

    This destruction can only happen under total media darkness. Click to stand with the families, and the Avaaz team will join the community and project our names onto these homes — so when the military bulldozers come, they won’t just see a small village huddling in fear — they’ll see the world standing as a protective shield around the families of Pope Mountain.

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    Now that Sri Lank has been referred to the ICC by this self appointed MAP, Sri Lanka should halt all reconciliation efforts and nullify any previous resolutions they agreed for.
    UN should explain to SL under who’s authority this group is acting the way they do. Until then their should be no interaction with the UN.

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    Well The data must have hand it down by the LTTE stooges by them self. The Tamils in North and East brought by Dutch for the Tobacco farming and no history or architecture or evidence for a Tamil kingdom.
    The focus should be the infrastructure development and uplifting the live hood of the people affected. These Diaspora morons who funded LTTE killers should bear the brunt for destruction of the whole country.
    The Jokers do not understand ICC has not got a jurisdiction over Sri Lanka! Rome statue can fold nicely and show it in R.J Roggers a$$. What war crimes. Government of Sri Lanka crushed the LTTE to rescu innocent civilians.

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      ross

      “The Tamils in North and East brought by Dutch for the Tobacco farming and no history or architecture or evidence for a Tamil kingdom.”

      You may be right when you say “no history or architecture or evidence”.

      Every bit of history, architecture, ….. of those Tamils have been now converted to Sinhala/Buddhist history, archetecture, etc.

      Those Kallthonie Tamils now call themselves Sinhala/Buddhists and converted to Sinhala/Buddhism.

      If you are a card carrying Sinhala/Buddhist, then please tell us which part of Tamil Nadu did your kallthonie ancestors come from, Erivirapatinam?

      “These Diaspora morons who funded LTTE killers should bear the brunt for destruction of the whole country.”

      Thank you for your fresh idea. What are you going to do to others who also funded LTTE killers, say Premadasa and his army goons, Mahinda and his clan, Hindia, …. ?

      Let us have some fresh ideas.

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    UNHRC is taking a “U” Turn in 2017. It is going back to May 2009.
    There is an Internal Investigation of UN, is blaming UN for its failure to protect Tamils in 2009. OSIL report recommended an UNHRC initiated International Investigation rather than the resolution 30/1’s internal investigation. As all predicted, Lankawe has cheated on its promise, not abruptly, but word by word throughout the last 15 months period. It started with interpreting Foreign and Commonwealth as Lankawe criminal-national living in foreign lands. But the latest heard from Janathipathi Mahatha was applying pressure on Trump’s administration to repeal the resolution. Like China’s loan arms against Tamils, China’s loans to Lands are the weapon against Trump administration to pressure it. Now Lankawe is asking 2 year period to polish its weapon of China and throw it on Trump’s administration to bring it down. EU and USA are out there on a Sahadevan job. So they want to bring a new resolution to allow rollback Lankave is asking for.
    The EU and USA are trying to differentiate “Yahapalanaya- Joint Comedy Club” from “SLFP-UNP” combination. So they like to show the earlier one is better than the latter one. They have no idea the Octopus shaped Ceylon evolves and changes shapes as per the need. The current shape is Yahapalanaya- Comedy Club. That is it. So they are not going to use the additional time they are asking for. In 2009 Canada brought a resolution against Lankawe. Lankawe used Sonia and Middle East to turn it in favor by self-sponsored resolution. By allowing Yahapalanaya – Joint Comedy Club duo the additional time, UNHRC is not doing anything different from it did in May, 2009 to the SLFP-UNP duo.

    UNHRC repeating the History, but not showing indication of any lesson learned in May 2009.

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    ICC is a joke. It is not a mandatory body. When a person is born in a country the law is NOT optional! It is MANDATORY! In terms of the ICC, there are only 60 ratifications (139 signatories). Sri Lanka along with USA, Israel, India and many others are not signatories. USA withdrew under George W. Bush and he even threatened to invade if any country (including Netherlands) if they held Americans personnel under ICC warrant. SL and USA actually have a direct defense agreement disregarding/rejecting any ICC warrants. Ironically it was RW who signed this in 2003 at the US DoD. RW had a chance to sign and ratify the Rome statue in 2003 but he said “F— NO”!

    The other joke is the implementation of the ICC. It seems only the poorer countries especially in Africa are a target of the ICC. But when it is about the UK the ICC seems to be rather understanding about their excuses – – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-devastating-dossier-on-abuse-by-uk-forces-in-iraq-goes-to-international-criminal-court-9053735.html – -. Just court-martialling a few soldiers is not enough. UK willingly invaded Iraq without a UN mandate and the UK leadership itself should be held accountable. Several African leaders on the other hand have been convicted and imprisoned for their crimes.

    And, last Sri Lanka is NOT party to the Rome statutes. The ICC has no jurisdiction. One clear way to get the ICC to prosecute SL leadership is via the UN security council. If the UN security council refers SL to the ICC, then SL has no place to hide. – http://www.dailymirror.lk/12479/no-jurisdiction-over-sl-icc

    Simply put, any LAW should be applicable to everyone and NOT a select few. Law has to be mandatory and not optional. I call the ICC a joke because it is not a mandatory body. Ideally all countries should automatically fall under ICC jurisdiction. If SL fell under ICC jurisdiction the MR regime could not just do what they wanted during the war.

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    On 19 November 2015 the Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam nominated a panel of five legal experts to monitor the design and implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka, including the judicial measures to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
    The Monitoring Accountability Panel – or “MAP” – started its work on 1st December 2015.
    Isnt this monitoring panel just a Anti Srilankan group set up by the diaspora Eelamists?
    I dont think it an official UN panel.
    If so this is all propaganda.

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    Johnny Boy

    “I dont think it an official UN panel. If so this is all propaganda.”

    You must be a genius.

    What about the Sri Lankan undertaking to set up independent courts with foreign participation to investigate war crime and crime against humanity?

    Wasn’t it the biggest con of the last two years after Mahinda’s numerous perpetrator friendly commissions?

    Propaganda : Large scale con.

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    Tamils are just naked.

    Remember some african countries and russia withdrew saying ICC was partial.

    that is after prosecution and accusation.

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      jim softy said: “Tamils are just naked”

      Well we are all born naked.

      I live in Dehiwala which is very close to Wellawatta. All the Tamils I know and see everyday are very well dressed. Especially the ladies. In-contrast the Sinhala women seem to have a major shortage of clothes because their skirts are getting shorter and shorter.

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      jim softy dimwit

      “Tamils are just naked.”

      Are they? Since when? So you enjoyed watching the Tamil men in nude. Did you offer your beach services to them?

      “Remember some african countries and russia withdrew saying ICC was partial.”

      Withdrew from what/where/……?

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    ICC is there for the West bully poor Afrikaners & bosnians……….

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      thondamannay

      “ICC is there for the West bully poor Afrikaners & bosnians………. “

      What the hell are you talking about?

      Why does the west bully Afrikaners through ICC? Is it to do with Afrikaners’ own share of committing war crime, crime against humanity, or human rights violations?

      Why did the Afrikaners agree and successfully conducted impartial war crimes investigation through Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

      You got lot to catch up with goings and comings in South Africa, at least you have a 20 year information gap. It is sad you are still stuck with Mahawamsa, Sinhala Only Language Policies, Appey Aanduawa, ….?

      Move on with the times.

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    Tamils are naked? Is this why the army was raping the Tamil girls and boys, because they are naked.

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    Major problem Tamils facing in UNHRC in 2017 is not Lankawe has successfully dodged the resolution, which the Yahapalanaya cosigned, but it is America’s non full engagement in the problem.

    From last November, Lankawe has planned staged this resolution defying drama. Obama’s administration, especially Ex. State Secretary John Kerry did not have the basic understanding of the Lankawe politics. Lankawe is a democratic country where dictators are elected by reasonably valid election only to ensure the Sinhala Chauvinism will seated on the throne. There, to please Muslim Politicians and oppress Muslim Women, an act called MMDA, worse than oppressive Sharia has been passed only to keep Sinhala – Tamil communal tension would be burning in the oven.
    With her limited ability to analyses and evaluate Lankawe’s political matters, earlier Ex-State Secretary Condoleezza Rice, threw the might of America behind Kathirgamar and Mangala. After the war victory, underneath the American’s feet, GOSL and China pulled the carpet. Net result was America thrown out most part of Indian Ocean. But, a very talented, Ambassador Robert Blake, realized the mistake and redrew the path to recovery. It is in these circumstances John Kerry, advised by Boston Sinhala Intellectuals, plunged the ship again.

    Secretary Kerry compared the war heroes, the Old Royals, to Myanmar military Government, whom the people hated. Old King had come to power with overwhelming majority in a democratic election, but the Myanmar Military was running the government virtually without any real election. Because of this perceived mirage similarities, he used a similar fix to Lankawe and Myanmar, the power change.

    Faces may change, but there cannot be any power change in Lankawe. It is the Sinhala Chauvinism only rules the country. New King came to power by promising “No Leader, No Commander, No Soldier prosecuted.” Still Tamils voted for him.

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    A coup was suspected even long before the election. Secretary Kerry ensured power change over by ousting Old King out of Temple Tree House on the night of the election loss. 19th Amendment came though not in the first 100 days. But this amendment did not grant any new relief for Tamil, but a new broken -“100 days solution”-promise. The explanation was UNP_SLFP division. Again by the illusion of Aappa Diplomacy lies, for this problem, America helped to forge a National Unity government for two years. The expectation of this was the Unity government will draw new constitution, permanently ensuring all nationalities rights and other concerns. Continuing on his this surface level success, he got the Yahapalanaya to agree internally investigate the war crime, with foreign help. In May 2016 he went to Lankawe. Unlike PM David Cameron or Modi, he avoided going to North or East to show that he would be balanced on the both side of aisles. Stayed in Colombo, Further he promised to GOSL to stay with Yahapalanaya on all of these ambitious endeavors. We don’t know what he promised to Yahapalanaya, but for guess, it could be money, mechanisms to manage and military, if in case of an internal coup to over throw the Yahapalanaya opposing its objects.
    With all these good faith promises, Ex. State Secretary Kerry thought that Lankawe’s Sinhala chauvinist government will come out of its cocoon, fix the race relations, come up and flourish in market economy and will become a loyal partner to America like, Japan, Korea…. But, by the Last UN sitting in New York, he had come to know, the new government didn’t simple change its Sinhala Chauvinism, instead, in a challenging way or even as a threat to Secretary Kerry, it increased its involvement with China.

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    That time, he blamed a faction of SLFP sabotaging the progress. But, in reality, it was not a faction of SLFP, it was the Original SLFP, but lost the name only for legal wrangling. But the new name “Joint Comedy Club” does not change the nature or facts. The catalyst opposition was present to keep the GOSL simmer continuously Sinhala Chauvinism. Further, irrelevant of what he said, Secretary Kerry had learned from his mistake. He learned that Lankawe is not armed like China or Russia, where a balanced negotiation always necessary; not an underdeveloped African country, where a simple military intervention can fix. He understood that the American Diplomats are not really equipped to counter the Lankawe’s unique, powerful, Appa Diplomacy.

    This where American involvement, whether it is balanced or even in favor to GOSL like in the time of previous Secretary Condoleezza Rice, is very important for Tamils. America may show interest in UNCHR/UNHRC one time, or ignore it another time. But staying engaged in the Lankawe matters and learning about the notorious Aappa diplomacy is important. If America learned enough about the Aappa diplomacy only when it shows renewed interest in UNHRC, it can influence a meaningful solution for Tamils. It will be serious mistake from Tamils part if they keep saying that Trump’s administration is not interest in UNHRC. We saw the difference in the actions of the three secretaries, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Certainly America has been improving the techniques to deal with Aappa Diplomacy, progressively. This is the lesson Trump’s administration also has to go through. Even if this administration shows no interest in UNHRC in its all term, but if it keep engaged with Lankawe and Tamils problem, any new administration comes with interest in UNHRC will use it.

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    Mr.Malik, In the case of countries or Individuals from countries which are not signatories to the Rome Statute which established the ICC the procedure is for the UNSecurity Council to refer to the ICC. UNHRC could recommend such cases to the General Assembly who could refer the matter to the Security Council and if deemed fit they will refer it to the ICC. There is precedent in this way
    By the way some of the Lawyers in the Panel are those who appear before the ICC.

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    Refer to ICC then what? Any pundits to answer?

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