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International Investigation On Sri Lanka Should Continue!

By S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

Those who are in politics can continue on their path, through political means using diplomacy and those who are involved in the field of human rights should continue even though there is a change of regime. Those who are used to exchanging birthday greetings, meeting and taking photographs, maintaining personal friendships with Sri Lanka political leaders will continue their support for anyone of their choice. We respect their rights.

But we are not ready to get caught to any mirage until we see justice for the victims.

Any international affair concerning human rights, war crimes and crimes against humanity is always against a State rather than against a political party or parties, which form a government. This is a fundamental principle regarding international standards. International covenants and treaties are signed by a State leader or his/her representatives on behalf of a particular State, but not a political party or parties that he /she represent.

We have come a long way! We will not give up anything which we have been working on with the suffering victims and a burning Island nation! Each one of us has to continue our struggle.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

After many decades, the international community has finally opened its eyes to the human rights and political issues facing the Tamils. If we are reluctant to pursue our international task, once again we will be cheated by political leaders in Sri Lanka.

Since 1990 we have been taking this matter to international forums while each Sri Lankan government and its media have tried persistently to tarnish our image as LTTE – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE supporters, terrorists, etc. We ignored these attempts to vilify and silence us and continued our task internationally, seeking justice for the victims. A few non-Tamils locally and internationally stood with us. Using government media the Sri Lankan state wrote fictional news and articles about our activities. Some extreme individuals, both Singhalese and Tamil, attempted to sabotage our efforts. But we stood firm and worked hard. We will continue our efforts at any cost, until the victims find justice.

Of course, since May 2009 locally and internationally many organisations and individuals (including Tamils and UN member states) worked tirelessly in bringing three resolutions against Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council – UN HRC. This was achieved collectively. After all these decades of efforts, how can we give up?

Those who objected in the past, on behalf of the Sri Lankan state, are going to come back again in March to the UN HRC to demand “Time and space” yet again. Forgetting their history of violations over decades, the pretext will be that there is a new coalition government! This is a typical case of “old wine in new bottles”. There is no change in the actors but they start the new drama of a ‘new regime’. The main actors of this new regime consist of defectors from the old regime. These were the actors who named the report of the “UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts” as the “Darusman’s report” and ridiculed it!

Commissions and Omissions

Violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity are not recent in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon. They have been going on since 1956. It started with a few and ended up in thousands! Well documented records of incidents have been submitted to the appropriate institutions over the years. But each Sri Lankan government never took any action on any of the culprits because the victims were mainly Tamils.

Whenever there is international pressure, a Commission is appointed, but those Commissions ended in Omissions. Sri Lanka’s commissions, local investigations, never found justice for the people in the North and East. Reports of some commissions were never even published at all. This method of hushing up the results applies not only to a particular Sri Lankan government, but all governments in power since 1956.

As far as the Sri Lankan state is concerned the Tamils have never deserved any justice. During the war the LTTE’s violations were well documented by every government and circulated widely and systematically, locally and internationally. But when it comes to Tamils, the attitude is that Tamils do not deserve justice!

Below we give a list of Commissions appointed by various Sri Lankan governments. So far, no action has ever been taken! There are hundreds more incidents which just “disappear” even without a murmur of setting up an investigation or commission. In other words anyone can commit a crime against the Tamils and they are well protected by the government itself.

The horrendous violations of the Rajapaksa regime came to light because of the practice of nepotism, corruption and attacks on press freedoms. These were mainly violations on the Singhalese themselves.

Sri Lanka’s established Commissions and Omissions

(So far no action has been taken)

  • The Sansoni Commission – 9th November, 1977 – Report published on – 2nd July, 1980

2 –     The Presidential Truth Commission on Ethnic Violence (1981-84)

3 –     Inquiry into attack on MSF Vehicle (Palampiddi- Iranai Road Inquiry) 9th May, 1991 – Report published on – 9th May, 1991

4 –     The Kokkadicholai Commission of Inquiry – 18th June 1991 –  Report published on – 9th March 1992

5 –     The 1991-93 Presidential Commissions (1991-1993) – persons are being involuntarily removed from their places of residence by persons unknown.” Report not published

6 –     Commission Appointed by President D.B. Wijetunge 13th September 1993. Report not published

7 –     The 1994 Commissions of Inquiry into Disappearances – 30th November 1994 – Report published in – September 1997.

8 –     The Batalanda Commission, Dec 1995

9 –     The 1998 All Island Disappearances Commission – 30th April 1998 – Report published on – March 2001

10 –   The Presidential Truth Commission on Ethnic – 23 July 2001 – Report published on – September 2002

11 –   The Bindunuwewa Commission – March 2001. To inquire into the killing of 28 Tamil youth between 14 to 23 years old detained in Bindunuwewa Rehabilitation Centre. Another 14 were seriously injured. Incident took place on October 2000.- Report Not Published

12 –   The International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) – November 2006 – Report Not Published. This ended-up in a disaster.

New President and UN investigation

According to the Media and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, it has been confirmed that President Mithiripala Sirisena won the elections with Tamil votes from the North, East and the Up-country. When I say Tamil votes this includes Muslims whose mother tongue is Tamil.

Sirisena and many in the new government are defectors from the former President and join the new coalition. Even though the United National Party – UNP has formed the cabinet it has no support to work independently. They fully depend on other Sinhala extreme parties whose policy is that ‘Sri Lanka is a Sinhala Buddhist country’.

As far as the UN international investigation is concerned, as I mentioned before, the new government will be asking for ‘Time and space’ and will say that they will carry out a local investigation, based on their Magic baby – LLRC – Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

It is too late for a local investigation, because the Sri Lanka state has already refused to conduct one. The UN has spent huge financial resources to carry out the present investigation.

Any serious person will understand that the UN cannot be a talk-show whenever a particular State comes out with their policy of convenience to fool the UN.

As far as the international investigation is concerned, nothing is going to change on the side of the Sri Lankan state. Excerpts given below from the media give a picture of the present President. .

In an interview with Colombo ”Daily Mirror” Maithripala Sirisena asserts that during the final two weeks of the war, he was the acting Defence minister and during this period a large number of LTTE leaders and cadres were killed. How they were killed is the question asked by everyone. There is enough evidence to prove that they were all killed in summary executions.

Even some ministers in the present government, in particular General Sarath Fonseka who was in charge of the Army during the war told Frederica Jansz, the editor of the Sunday Leader, who gave orders to carry out some of those killings. Now the same people have got power in their hands and are planning to justify or camouflage this accusation. This is a typical example of the way it is in Sri Lanka.

Question; There is a sense of fear among the masses after the TNA and the SLMC came on board regarding the sovereignty of the country. What is the guarantee that you would give regarding the unitary nature of the state?

Answer : I was a person who was targeted by the LTTE on more than five occasions, the LTTE cadres who tried to kill me destroyed themselves without any sort of harm happening to me. The last attack was in Boralesgamuwa before that they planned an attack in Polonnaruwa which also failed.  I was the Minister in Charge of Defence during the last two weeks of the war in which most of the leaders of the LTTE were killed with General Fonseka at the helm of the Army.

Prior to that I have acted as the Minister of Defence five times during the height of the war. I want to assure the people of this country that the country would not be divided, that there would be no war and that I would not permit a resurgence of the LTTE. We will build this country with all our hearts and our minds. (Excerpt)

In a Press briefing on 28 November 2014, Mithiripala Sirisena said that he will stand against an international investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the final phase of the war.

Sirisena, said that he would launch a domestic probe if he was successful in the January presidential election. “I will not allow President Rajapaksa or the security forces to be hauled before an international war crimes court,”.

His Government would act according to the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), Sirisena said. (Excerpt)

LLRC

What is the LLRC? On the advice of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s international propagandists, it was formulated to eye-wash the international community. Some of these international propagandists are now Ministers in the present government. The recommendations of the LLRC were not fully accepted by the international community. In the LLRC there is no specific political solution to the ethnic issue or national issue. So what is there for Maithripala Sirisena to implement?

Let us see in brief what the international human rights organisations say about the LLRC:

Human Rights Watch has condemned the LLRC report for disregarding the worst abuses by government forces, rehashing long-standing recommendations and failing to advance accountability for victims of Sri Lanka’s civil armed conflict. HRW has stated that the serious shortcomings of the report highlighted the need for an international investigative mechanism into the conflict as recommended by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts.

Amnesty International noted that the LLRC report ignores the “serious evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other violations of the laws of war by government forces.”

The International Crisis Group noted that the LLRC report failed in a crucial task: Providing the thorough and independent investigation of alleged violations of international humanitarian and human rights law that the UN and other partners of Sri Lanka have been asking for. The ICG urged the international community to establish an independent international investigation in 2012.

New York Times, members of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka criticized the LLRC report for ignoring or playing down their report’s conclusions and for characterizing the civilian deaths as a consequence of the army’s response to Tamil Tiger shelling or cross-fire…..said in an opinion column in the New York Times (02 March 2012).

The new Foreign Minister

The new Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera is also one of the defectors from Rajapaksa. However when he was removed from the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, he said the following in a letter written to President Rajapaksa on 14 February 2007:

“Under the executive powers vested in you as the President, three Ministers, including me, were removed from our respective ministerial portfolios with immediate effect on 9 February 2007. I was informed of this fact while I was on an overseas visit to Singapore. I was not surprised by this decision as I view it as the culmination of certain events that occurred during the past few months.

When I was the Foreign Minister, I urgently requested you and Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa that until individual countries within the European Union legislates laws banning the LTTE, we should take steps to avoid human rights violations, abductions, harassing the media, attacking places of worship, hospitals and schools even when we take defensive military action against the LTTE. As a true patriot, I was focused on creating a conducive environment to get the LTTE banned in 25 countries. Therefore it is indeed very disappointing when you attempt to portray me as an LTTE sympathizer.” (Excerpt)

Mangala Samaraweera’s letter to President Rajapaksa shows that the new Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka is for all sorts of human rights violations. According to him they had to stop temporarily until the European Union banned the LTTE. What a smart Foreign Minister, the new government has nominated. We will wait for his speech in the UN HRC in March.

Palliakara the Governor

It is a joke for me to see newly appointed G. Palliakara as a Civil Governor of the Northern Province. I have seen a lot of his prejudiced and dirty actions in the then UN Human Rights Commission. He was the most racist Sri Lankan Ambassador I have ever seen in Geneva.

He, with his colleagues in Geneva, including the present UN Ambassador Prasad Kareawasam and some others, justified all the human rights violations committed by the Sri Lankan security forces in the North and East. These violations included the horrific rape and murder case of school-girl Krishanthy Coomaraswamy, the assassination of Kumar Ponnambalam, more than 600 disappearances in the Chemmani mass graves, etc.,etc.

When Kumar Ponnambalam, eminent lawyer who defended the rights of all regardless of ethnic origin, was assassinated on 5th January 2000, we the Tamil Centre for Human Rights, carried out a campaign in Geneva. Palliakara and his colleagues were disturbed by this, and with the intention of putting me out of the UN, he made several false complaints against me to the UN Secretariat. On the basis of his complaint, I was investigated by the UN Security. But finding that Palliakara’s complaints were false and based purely on political motives, they established no evidence against me, to take action. Also he made several complaints about my speeches and the international non-governmental organisations – NGOs who helped me.

In the UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights, a French UN independent expert Mr Louis Joinet, spoke about the assassination of Kumar Ponnambalam. For this reason Palliakara took revenge on Louis Joinet and lobbied against him in one his elections in the Human Rights Commission. Louis Joinet is an internationally reputed independent expert, who always holds balanced views on every global issue.

Today a man with all the afore-mentioned record is appointed as the Civil Governor of the Northern Province! To our knowledge, he will do more damage to the Northern provincial council than the military governor Chandrasri did in the past.

We believe that, when the Tamil National Alliance – TNA was demanding that President Rajapaksa appoint a Civil Governor, he was planning to appoint Palliakara. At that time, EPDP leader Douglas Devananda, pressurised Rajapaksa not to bend down to the demand of the TNA and he gave up his plan to appoint Palliakara as the Governor of the North. Today the same person is appointed to that very position.

We wish good luck to the Chief-Minister and his colleagues!

Palliakara is one of the members in the LLRC which ignores the serious evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other violations of the laws of war by government forces.

This is a typical example to indicate what the future of the Tamils will be under this new President.

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    great article. The change in governor is in no way changed the structure of the system. The provincial council is still a powerless body. Tamils are still powerless and ruled by the Sinhalese!

    And on the war-crime, yes, there are several war-criminals that are part of this new government. The UN must continue with the investigation and move on to the next step of setting up the tribunal. The Sinhalese regime will never offer neither justice nor rights to the Tamils, by themselves, even one or two within the TNA think otherwise!

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      S. V. Kirubaharan –

      The Election was not about war-criminals. It was about corruption and good governance.

      So, whatever war crimes that were committed, have to be investigated independently, irrespective of change of government.

      We are talking about criminals, not governments.

      Of course some of these criminals are in the Governments, the old and the new.

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      S. V. Kirubaharan –

      RE: International Investigation On Sri Lanka Should Continue!

      Yes, BOTH International AND LOCAL Investigations On Sri Lanka Should Continue!

      Sri Lanka’s defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, says General Sarath Fonseka will be executed

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tHlSZnrUiE

      Uploaded on Jun 7, 2010
      This is the excerpts from hard talk on bbc program hard talk

      What goes around comes around..

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      S. V. Kirubaharan –

      Can you include KP aka Kumaran Pathmanaban as well

      Money, Gold, Ships, etc..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P8q-NWLxnwU

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    Yes..yes! Not only that we should kick start a new investigation as well.

    This time we cast the net even further. To include all 30 years of the carnage.

    In particualr to focus on the LTTE die-ass-pora that funded the blood bath. While being comfortably domiciled in the West.

    Now how about dat’Mr. Kirubaharan? Will you be just as supportive?

    Cheers!

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      Yes of course. Who funded the SL Army that went on a rampage in tamil areas? Where did the money for state sponsored terrorism that killed innocent civilians and journalists come from? Obviously from the tax payers who are majority Sinhalese! According to your logic shouldn’t they be punished first? Also it is alleged MaRa bribed LTTE in 2005 so according to your logic MaRa too funded ltte, so shouldn’t he be punished as well?

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        tax payers in SL majority sinhalese paid for the bullets and health care, food, education, salaries and even pension of tamils in LTTE area including prabha’s own parents.

        SL fought a defensive war…SL people cannot be and will not be faulted for paying for army and i am PROUD i contributed for army so that they could get the big pussy in a panty in a beach.

        Those who in west did not fight a defensive war but engaged in aggression…

        Unless for SLn tax payer, tamils in LTTE area would have died without food.

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          SL fought a genocidal war to exert Sinhalese supremacy. SL armed forces which is almost exclusively Sinhalese fought to suppress , kill and drive out as many Tamils as possible.

          If Sinhalese had not initiated the war, Tamils in the North and East would not have suffered soo much. Not only did Sinhalese Army steal untold millions of $ from Tamils but Tamils had to waste soo money on a revolution that otherwise could have been used to feed and develop the North and East.

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            Look why suffering so much? Just 22 km to Tamil Nadu. You know you are despised here.

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              Fake Race should go back to Andhrapradas or Bengal who migrated to Tamil kingdom of Chera, Chola, Pandya.

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              Thanks for proving yet again the Sinhala chauvinist mindset is the root cause of the problem.

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                Is stating that SL people who are largely Sinhala paid for the food, health care, education and salaries of administrators even in LTTE held areas chauvinistic? what logic is that?

                I guess when faced with FACTS you have nothing to say except chauvinistic mantra

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            when did SL initiate a war? How can a state army initiate a war on some gang of thieves who started their terrorism robbing banks in the region. Remember how tamil basthiampillai tried to tame LTTE and how he was killed brutally. And i am sure you guys were cheering that.

            SL army was not exclusively sinhala, it had a fairly good muslim representation and even a burgher representation. It had tamil officers one of whom even awarded Parama Veera medal for bravery against LTTE. (Sivapulle).

            LTTE in early days intentionally targetted tamil officers in armed services expecially police?

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              When did SL initiate war you say? How about all the anti Tamil pogroms . How about the ethnic cleansing of Estate Tamils.

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                How much bad a program is they are NOT war idiot. If going by your logic 2002 Gujarat riots, Bombay riots in 90s, massacre of Sikhs when indira was killed are all wars. Even today 3 muslims were burnt alive because allegedly a Hindu priest was killed in assam.

                These are racial riots and not wars in any definitions. Violence against tamils belong to that category. There was no war effort against tamils in SL. War was begun by tamil militants especially LTTE….

                then why did LTTE attack tamil policemen in north?

                I am pretty sure you have the ability to distinguish between ethnic violence and war. But you dont because it doesn’t help your political motives.

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                  India is a different case, a bit like the US, in that the nation was too large for the minorities to take head-on.

                  Tamils took up arms because Sinhalese kept their jackboots on them and a person can only take soo much abuse before they crack.

                  It’s not like Sri Lanka is the only place where ethnic suppression lead to all out civil war. Look at Darfur, where the Arab elite ruled over the Black Christian and Animist south in a racist and genocidal manner, which eventually led to war and creation of South Sudan as an independent nation.

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                    You are again wrong. Ethnic suppression and war are TWO different cases. Please educate yourself. War is where TWO ARMED GROUPS battle for land killing other’s soldiers. Who started first?

                    Didnt LTTE start war by killing SL armed personnal and declaring they want a part of country as a separate country. LTTE and tamils initiated a war for political objective. And they were defeated. When you wage a war and get defeated you have to bear the cost. Don’t think after starting a war and getting defeated you become innocent.

                    India’s sikh massacres and tamil pogroms in SL are similar. They are not war by any definition.

                    Just because you wont to twist facts for your own political agenda FACTS cannot be changed.

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                  Hey Sach, didn’t we tell you to shut up and get lost the other day. Why do you come back here? Are you so thick skinned?

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              sach wrote,

              “when did SL initiate a war? “

              The cold war was initiated in 1948, the hot war in 1958 and yet the Tamils didn’t have any power or an army.

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                But not the war in battlefied where blood is spilled. Refer to what we mean by war here.

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            between you could not still deny the FACT that SL tax payers FED, gave health care, education and even pension for tamils including those in LTTE held areas.

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              Fed Tamils? Selective memory eh? Let’s not forget the cruel economic embargo placed in N/E, your claim of Tamils being fed by racist governent who killed then in thousands is nothing but propaganda just like MaRa’s “zero civilian casualty” joke.

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                Yes embargo on explosives, weapons, batteries…do you think SL government should help LTTE to transport explosives to target people in SL by making suicide bombs?

                Do you expect us to remain still and watch until you bomb us?

                So still could not deny that Tamils in LTTE held areas for 30 years were FED, GIVEN medicicne, health care, education, salaries and even pension by SInhala people :D …_|_

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          Hey Sach, shut up you racist [Edited out]

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      Let us also investigate all the anti Tamil pogroms by Sinhalese and Sinhalese governments before LTTE came into being. How about that Ben Hurling.

      Whenever someone talks about holding Sinhalese chauvinism accountable there is also a flood of SInhala chauvinists like yourself who deflect and bring up LTTE.

      Criticism of Rajapaksa cronyism and corruption is OK but anytime someone brings up the genocide and pogroms of Tamils, you lot thow a fit. So Rajapaksa crimes against Tamils is ok and fine BUT not Rajapaksa crimes against Sinhalese.

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        Include Tamil low caste abuse as well.

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          It was your he fellow Aryans who created the caste system and imposed it Tamils. You Sinhalese have caste also despite claiming to be Buddhist.

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            caste system crept into Sinhala society by Hindu kings in Kandyan period…and still not functional

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              Caste system ultimately originates with the Aryans, the culture you Sinhalese proudly identify with. It was Brahmins , who incidentally claim Aryan identity, that introduced Caste to South India.

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                How do you say Sinhalese are proud about an aryan culture. Sinhalese dont give a sh1t whether they are aryan or dravidian. It is just the Sinhala culture that matters.

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              Hey you dumb [Edited out] Sach, if the caste system hit the Sinhalese from the Tamils, does that mean the Tamils were there before your brothers?

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          What about Sinhala Low cast system….there are so many among them. Since independence they wanted Govigama, Nayakeres to be the PM and other key positions until changed by Junius Richard Jawardene.. BTW: whom do you think late Mr. SWRDB. et al? Plese, please stop talking all these stupid matters. Give SriLanka a break to live in unity.

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      Ben u Muppet, go 4 it. we Tamils need last 65 yrs. Investigation…u idiot still u believe Ltte responsible 4 Jaffna library burning….as long as Sinhala fools exist in this world…no peace …

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      Yes Yes! Not only to 30 years of carnage 65 years of carnage including those thugs, monks, politicians who were behind the blood bath of Tamils from the attack on Member of parliaments in 1956 to 2009 genocide of Tamils includide die heart rascist Ben Hurling.

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      Ben Hurling

      “This time we cast the net even further. To include all 30 years of the carnage. “

      You should go further than 30 years. Shall we say from 5th April 1971?

      ” In particualr to focus on the LTTE die-ass-pora that funded the blood bath. While being comfortably domiciled in the West.”

      Of course all die-ass-pora including those JVP supporters who were living outside this island.

      Premadasa and his armed forces who paid and armed LTTE when it was at its weakest point in its history.

      Rajabaksa paid a small fee which sustained LTTE for a few years and was able to continue its brutal war.

      You have conveniently forgotten the major contributor.
      Guess who?

      I will give you a clue. When and where did VP start wearing his battle fatigues (Battle Dress Uniform) for the first time? Another clue where did your ancestors come from? Another clue where did your Tamil brethren’s ancestors come from? Another clue where was Buddha born? Another clue …..

      Think about it. I know it is difficult while you are raging all the time, still you can try.

      Where is your hero Gota the brave heart? The man who sold you second hand car some months ago in Vanni through Gopi.

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    The question is whether an international investigation is on for it to continue. A clarification would be most welcome. Bensen

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    ”International Investigation On Sri Lanka Should Continue!”- of course it should!!
    Last stage of war where over 40 000 civilian deaths, hate speech of BBS and the carnage followed in Aluthgama/Beruwala, Mosques and Churches either burnt down to ashes or attacked. Half of the perpetrators are still in Sri Lanka. Justice to the victims at last. Time to send MaRa/GoRa and Gnanasara to The Hague.

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    I agree on – International Investigation On Sri Lanka Should Continue!

    The Legal Case of the Tamil Genocide – http://hrbrief.org/2015/01/the-legal-case-of-the-tamil-genocide/

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      Yes, a well written point-of-view. This is in keeping with the trend that
      small “nations” had to put up with over decades. An end to this situation is overdue from Sinhala Political Leaders of the day?

      “Remedial Justice for Tamils”:
      http://fr.calameo.com/read/001215636e3a415b9a90a

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    Well said Kirubaharan. Tamils live in a very critical time more critical than May 2009. Tamils should not get carried away by this my3 wave which is nothing short of an illusion.Sinhalese and Tamils hate MaRa but for entirely different reasons. Sinhalese know MaRa killed Tamils in their thousands but will not send him to Hague.

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      we know only Sri LAnkan Army and LTTE had a fight against the one Land

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    Vast majority of Sinhalese are perfectly fine with an investigation into corruption in Mara’s regime but against any investigation into the killings of Tamils under the same regime. But why? Justice cannot be selective.

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      correction..

      killings of LTTE terrorists….yes we are perfectly OK with it

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      Mara’s regime did not kill Tamils, but during the war both Sri Lankan Army and LTTE carders were killed, that does not mean Tamils, of course if you think like that you have to tell to investigate thousands of Sinhalese Muslims and Tamils kild by LTTE, so my friend dont mix Tamils and the LTTE,

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        You are deliberately ignoring the 40,000 + Tamil civilians killed by Sl Army who were seeking refuge in the No Fire Zone.

        The deliberate under counting of refugees so as to prevent adequate aid from reaching them.

        The rape and murder of Tamils civilians by Army and government thugs.

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          There is no evidence for 40000 dead. The injured to dead ratio does not support such a bogus theory. There is practically NO evidence to suggest 40000 dead.

          And how did people in no fire zone die? The LTTE pussy army hid behind civilians in NFZ and attacked the army causing the army to retaliate. That is perfectly legal.
          And why did LTTE shoot at fleeing civilians? There are eye witness, video shootages of civilians being shot by LTTE….

          Why did Tamil people at greater peril cross the defence lines and came TOWARDS SL army? why? because that is where the protection is and LTTE was shooting at them…

          And aid.

          The distribution of aid handling was done by a Tamil officer in SL gover. International news agencies like The Hindu was on ground. The government had done every thing to send food aids and meds to civilians in area according to their statistics……

          And there are video footages including news agencies of how LTTE used rice sacks sent for civilians to build bunkers.

          Read that! Tamil people are alive because SL army saved them from LTTE. Tamil people died because LTTE tried to hide behind civilians.

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            This is precisely why an investigation is needed! To find out if civilians were deliberately targeted or not. If ltte took Tamils as hostage why did Tamils vote for TNA? Why not vote for MaRa who “rescued” them? You also miss the fact that surrendered cadres were killed against Geneva convention, if it’s false and got nothing to hide let the investigation carry on. Why even bother to deny it?

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              And 13000+ surrendered carders were rehabilitated and some of them released by evil gota…..

              The child soldiers among them were given education in Hindu College in Colombo at government expenses…..

              The hard core LTTE fellows who surrendered would have been definitely killed….do you think army would be treating well the hard core LTTEers?

              The hardcore enemies who could be a security risk would be killed as it has been the case through out the history and through out the world….If you take a gun to kill one, be ready to face a bullet….are you saying LTTE ers were incapable of the latter?

              Yes Investigation is needed to reveal how Anandi’s husband shot at even old people and how LTTE used food aid to build bunkers and how they held a human shield….but under a NON biased investigation…

              Investigations initiated by those who funded terrorism cannot go ahead…

              And yes tamils vote for TNA…are you saying TNA and LTTE are one…Let me tell you one, as much as tamils calls other chauvinistic and racist they are racist too even more than others.

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                Dumb sach, even if they are hardcore terrorist, if they were killed after surrender, that is what is called ” War crime”

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                  yes ,,,,but a very common occurrence……..so not a war crime in real sense may be literally.
                  That would not amount to war crimes by SL but, crimes by few soldiers….
                  Dont talk about things you dont know and embarrass yourself

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            “There is no evidence for 40000 dead. The injured to dead ratio does not support such a bogus theory. There is practically NO evidence to suggest 40000 dead.”

            International observers and journalists say otherwise.

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              How do journalists staying in Colombo give figures? Why did The Hindu correspondence who were in SL at war torn area at the height of war rejected that?

              Why did Gordon Weiss first person to come with that figure later distanced from it?

              Why did UN in its report mentions that they cannot assure the accuracy of 40000 figure?

              Why?

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      That is exactly what I noticed in the comments here since the election.

      Holding Mahinda accountable for his corruption and cronyism is supported by many Sinhalese BUT they are opposed to holding him accountable for the slaughter and rape of Tamils.

      The general sentiment of Sinhala commenters is that Tamil lives do not matter.

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        Because MR or army did NOT kill tamils but killed LTTE fellows which is perfectly FINE!
        If LTTE pussies hid behind civilians to save their sorry a$$ from bullets it is not war crime. simple as that!

        why pretend? you have no issue with tamils’ deaths. If so you would have find deaths of tamils by LTTE as an issue.

        LTTE burnt 20+ tamil youth in jaffna but you continued to support LTTE….so your concern for human rights is a pretence

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          If LTTE hid civilians, what an irony they still and will vote for a party created by them namely TNA. Also why not prove what LTTE did through an investigation? Let the people who you allegedly were used as “shields” tell their story! Not some fake phony like you behind a computer screen.

          Your continual denial will eventually lead to Tamils to boycott April election, which will lead to MaRa’s comeback and continue his looting, then there will no one to save your beloved country!

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            Yeah tamils voted because i did not deny earlier. Tamils voted because New Delhi ordered them to do. In GE anyway Tamils will be voting for TNA so useless for government.

            Yes investigation is needed. But an unbiased one not one initiated by those who funded terrorism..

            Human shield is not an allegation. It is pretty much obvious with video recordings, satellite imagery of how LTTE guarded civilians to a narrow beach strip…

            And even UNHRC workers (those who have been biased against SL) have accepted human shield….eye witnesses say so.

            Yes tamils vote for TNA no matter how much they suffered under LTTE why? they too are racist or suffers from lack of other alternative

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          Sinhala army shelled No Fire Zone. Sinhala army got coordinates for the location of the No Fire Zone from Red Cross .

          Red Cross thought they were ensuring safety of civilians in the No Fire Zone but they did not expect the Sinhalese Army would be such genocidal barbarians.

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            The Sinhala army comprised of Sinhala+Muslim+Tamil+Burghers fired shells at NFZ because LTTE fired shells from NFZ at army. LTTE was careless and deliberately put the lives of civilians on the line of danger…that is why…

            LTTE did shelling. The captured LTTE carders have revealed how they shelled at army and images taken from UAV reveal how LTTE had installed heavy weapons inside NFZ.

            Yes red cross gave coordinates to army but LTTE located their weapons in hospitals assuming they can get safety hiding behind civilians..

            And read your news well. The NGO which gave coordinates to army about Pudukuduirippu hospital said after they gave coordinates, army STOPPED firing.

            I dont support firing at civilians but i am against twisting facts to suit one’s agenda….

            and again you have no issue with LTTE killing tamils….because human rights is just a pretence for you.

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              SL Army is overwhelmingly Sinhalese.All the top leadership and decision makers are Sinhalese. Just because you had .1% Burgers and Muslims does not change the fact the Army is a Sinhalese institution existing to ensure Sinhalese hegemony and domination.

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                there is a muslim component in SL army close to their island percentage…yes SL army is overwhelmingly Sinhalese because SL is overwhelmingly Sinhalese.

                Guess you have nothing left to say about war crimes

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              Prove all what you said it in an investigation, simple. You cannot because your reply to all allegations are classic replies from MaRa nothing but lies. MaRa too said there was no corruption and he did not loot look how that turned out to be.

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                lol

                Go and check your darusman report it also mention human shield, UNHRC report, ICRC report, video evidence by both international news agencies and UAVs.

                And ICRC has mentioned to US ambassodar that SL army took great care to reduce civilian casualty even losing SL soldiers. (according to wikileaks)
                :D

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    We should never allow International Human Rights Commissions. USA committed atrocities against what they called Negro and Red Indian Population.Invadors of our door committed crimes against Ceylon. Workers from North of USA and poor Europeans lived in very harsh conditions.The book grapes of wrath shows this. They break Human rights in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and throughout the World. There is a withhunt for terrorists and Money trail checking on innocent as well as the evil doers. They spy on nations like wiki-leaks. They control commodities and currency. They live on the blood of the developing World.

    We united to gain independence. Let us unite to face the Neo-colonist at our door. LTTE killed the innocent as well as the criminalizes. Our soldiers may have done likewise. People who did not condem sided with the oppressor, Tamil and Sinhalese alike.

    We have promissed to free the Economies of the North and East. May they grow in competition like singe pore and Malaysia. Let SRI Lanka be our Cry.

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    Kiruba mate, please be patient..

    It is all falling in to place quite smoothly..

    TNA ally UNP, has already started punishing the UPFA for supporting the War against your LTTE Boss.

    UNP MP Thevarapperuma made the UPFA PS member Murugan in Agalawatta, to kneel down in the middle of the Town, before he was assaulted.by the UNP Good Governance dispensers.

    It is on ” U Tube ” if you want to have a look, while you are having your after dinner Cognac.

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    I agree provided the investigation starts with those who funded, supported and assisted the terroeist LTTE agenda and by neutralising remaining terrorists (in hiding and in detention now). There is no evidence the Sri Lankan soldiers commited war crimes as no such person has been identified. You guys were handed a Humiliating defeat by the Sri Lankan forces. Get used ti it. Time to move on!

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    yet another peelam stupid tamil day dreaming

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      ela kolla

      Oh you are back. I have been looking for you everywhere.

      Make it worthwhile and interesting.

      Where is your brave heart Gota? Is he hiding behind women folks?

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        [Edited out]

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    An international or national inquiry on a alleged war crimes is good. the problems is are we to assume the srilankan army just went beserk and killed, maimed and slaughtered the innoncent people ? and if so, yes. your cry is fair.. but how does the SL Government bring forward the perperators (LTTE/TIGER GUERILLAS) to the dock to answer their crime, the world is well aware as to the start of the conflict. and in any court of law, there has to a motive, defendant and plaintiff.

    If the terrorist movement was not defeated.. the North will be yet under suffering. a proper, solemn and dedicated inquiry is most welcome but any attempt by those who have gained positions, wealth and deserted the motherland and the tamils, should remained perched on their branch..

    Regretfully, the UN and other organisations will never be able to get to the bottom of it .. because ‘ politics ‘ is a part of it … time will pass and no solution found.

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      What about all the countries that supported both LTTE and Sri Lankan government. Like India and Pakistan, who supported both LTTE and GOSL.

      While LTTE was defeated and over 40,000+ Tamil civilians deliberately slaughtered by GOSL, GOSL has not been held accountable. So only LTTE was punished but GOSL and its supporters weren’t punished.

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        Gover did not kill any tamil. LTTE hid behind tamil to hide from bullets?

        Theriyama?

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      ” are we to assume the srilankan army just went beserk and killed, maimed and slaughtered the innoncent people ? and if so, ye”

      dont you read much into final days of conflict? how do you suggest so? DO you think an army can go on a killing spree and win a war?

      Please get yourself educated.

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    Kirubaharan

    I agree the UN mandated war crime investigation must continue.

    Can I ask you, as an HR activist, if you have ever called for an independent investigation into the execution of over 400 surrendered policemen allegedly by the LTTE? If not, why didn’t you?

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      Real Peace you have brought a fair point. Let Kirubakaran work on it.

      The new regime should include this in their list and bring former deputy-leader of the SLFP and ex Minister Karuna to courts.

      It was shame on Rajapakasa to keep Criminal Karuna in his cabinet.

      Maithiripala Sirisena is answerable to those policeman family.

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      @Real peace… Even SL forces never blamed LTTE for commiting rapes…

      Your people are rapist

      what a sad story… women and 9 year old girl raped in the presence of husband… this is your people did to tamil women…

      http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=18447

      Are you happy if it happened to your wife (in front of you) or sister ???

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        If rape was found and any army person involved were found to be guilty the state has punished them. Not slap on the wrist type punishments like US does but real punishments. So bring in evidence and charge them..

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      Your call for the investigation into the execution of the 400 surrendered policemen is noteworthy/praiseworthy. What baffles me is your next question. The govt should rightly take action against all the perpetrators of the crime, particularly those who are still alive. I hope the new govt will address this issue seriously. Murdering the surrendering policemen is a grave violation of human rights, apart from the crime of murder. The Tamils cannot be happy with themselves or the LTTE for such gruesome murders.

      The UNHRC investigation should continue, notwithstanding the change in the regime. As Kiru has pointed out, the SL state has failed too many times, or ALL the time when it handled the Tamils’ issues and expecting a fair and an independent investigation from any Sinhala majority regime will be at best day-dreaming. If indeed the perpetrators are found guilty, and if the SL govt refuses to surrender them for whatever reason, then economic sanctions and the like should be imposed. That will be the unwavering position of the Tamils.

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    I wish sisters of the people who oppose war crime investigation must be raped by SL army. Only then will they say ‘yes’ we have to investigate the war crimes.

    Mary martin case of vankaalai, mannar – wife and 9 year old girl raped by sl forces in the presence of huband… what a barbaric act.. This must happened to the people who oppose the war crime investigation…

    It is just one example..there were lots of rape… if a girl say , there should be no war crime investigation, then she should be given to that bloody rapist..then only she will come to know the pain of a rape victim.

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      If there are evidence for rape bring it out and punish the culprits. There is a procedure in SL like an army soldier was punished back in 98. I have heard rape is there rape is there but no incident has been put out with concrete evidence.

      The day you do he will be surely punished.

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        @Sach

        ///There is a procedure in SL like an army soldier was punished back in 98. /// it was krishaanthi kumarsamy rape case.

        By the way, Are you joking that justice will be served to us(tamils) by punishing their own army?

        yeah it was the one only case brought to court when chandrika was the president (even there were many cases in her period igonored- sarathampal case of delta, one girl near jaffna town which i read at that time but i do not remember that girl name and many more)

        Miltry men who commited rapes even after 98 punishment know lot of rape cases against tamil women went unfinished and top level of army accept that it is as a part of terrorizing tamils who fight for their rights.. they know if they do this to a sinhala women it will be biggest issue in south or west…

        By the way, many sinhalese from south or west do not know what happened in north because goverment censored all private medias and goverment medias and not want fair minded sinhalese to know their raping and arrocitis they did in north. They know fair minded sinhalese would oppose their forces barbaric acts.

        All the rapes in raja… period never brought to justice as they do not want to serve justice to tamils… (including many rapes in the final stage of war… if you speak to the people who faced the final war, they would tell the stories)

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          I accept all rapists should be punished whether in an army suit or not. We are with you on that. But reality is it was not a mainstream thing and not supported by government.

          These are truly crimes if true.
          But when creating war crimes stories out of them because state was never part of the act, it will look like manipulation. I have no sympathy for rapists.

          SO my suggestion is try getting justice for the women who were raped in SL as there is enough legal procedures and we have done that earlier.

          Gather infor, you tamils have good lawyers, go to court. We will support you.

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        @sach…

        What concrete evidence ?????

        Yes, even judge who handles the disapperance of people case were absent 4 times in vanni when that case each time came to court…

        You must know that even judge is afraid to handle that case or he was forced to be absent on that day.

        and You expect people to come up with concerete evidence ?? Do you know what would happen if you complain against army in the police in the north ?

        either

        1) Police would not take the case (becasue they know obviously that it is their military)

        or

        2) Even if they accept the entry, That women would be intimidated every day by army intelligence as a part of threating to withdraw that case from police… (Hope you know why jeyakumary , mother of 12 old girl in poosa jail till this time – she protested against the government when cameron visited north and she was searching her disapperaed son with her daughter and her 12 old daughter now in orphanage)

        Till you ask a normal tamil civilian to provide concerete evidence ???

        First goverment should do public call saying that all who were raped by militry please come forward and you will be protected from any intimidation by army intelligence…. (I am 100% sure any sinhala goverment is not ready to punish their army and would do that kind of call) – last time even goverment threated judges who handle the disapearance people case..

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          SL is not perfect but now it has given space to act within the law and punish the culprits. Get support from wider SL people the criminals wont be able to get free

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      Comment is in very bad taste. One crime does not compensate the other.

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    Electing Maithreepala Sirisena as the President, especially by the Tamils and Muslims in the North and East has clearly sent a message to the Diaspora that they do not want Diaspora involvement in Sri Lankan matters. Diaspora requested them not to take part in the Presidential Election, but they did.

    Tamils in the NOrth and East now clearly understand that there cannot be any investigation that would upset the majority. This does not mean that the majority do not want an investigation, but what all Sri Lankans want is a domestic inquiry of the Sri Lankan armed forces and LTTE atrocities, with international standards. This could be done with the participation of foreign dignitaries as observers by Sri Lankans. This would show that Tamils want a peaceful environment in Sri Lanka where all Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese can live as Sri Lankans.

    Lets move forward without allowing the Diaspora to use minority issues in Sri Lanka to collect money from Sri Lankans living abroad. Above all we do not want the Tiger Flag carrying Tiger remnants of the diaspora to direct our fate. We have suffered enough under the Tiger flag.

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      Wow family members of the dead do not want justice done simply because it will “upset” some majority. Of course any investigation will upset the murderers. Your logic is nonsense.

      Context of your reply is filled with contradictions, first you say they cannot be any investigations then you say a local investigation need to be done. What exactly is your stand? If investigations are fine, what difference is local or international going to make? After all the motive is for justice to be served.

      Btw what right do the diaspora need to care for their kith and kin? Diaspora never wanted a boycott, father Emmanuel and GTF asked the Tamils to vote, their request was even published in CT as well. Only pockets of diaspora working for MaRa and Basil asked Tamils to boycott which they rejected.

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        First of all both LTTE and the regime violated human right laws. So there should be investigations of both groups not just one group. Secondly USA, UK, France have also violated human right laws not only in their own country but in foreign countries as well. So in the absence of an investigation into their own activities its not fair to investigate the human right violations that happened inside the same country. But there should be an investigation but it should be a local investigation and those who are responsible, including the diaspora members who have been part of LTTE and who have set up bombs against civilians should also be brought before justice. As we all know there are enough diaspora members who were LTTE cadres who manufactured bombs, killed civilians etc they also should be bought before justice. This has to be done by Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka. When I say Sri Lankans the inquiry should be held according the international standards, observed by international recognized persons such as Desmond Tutu or some one of that calibre to bring credibility to the inquiry. When I say Sri Lankans I mean Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims and Burghers should be members of the investigating body. What is the point in Tiger flag bearing LTTE remnants who are part of the diaspora getting involved. To be honest, none of these diaspora children are going to come back to Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan TAmils have elected TNA, let TNA lead the people and let the money collecting diaspora butt out of this.

        For people to live peacefully with each other its important that the solution should be acceptable to every one . This is what Nelson Mandela did in SA. Lets learn from him.

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        Outcome of any independent investigation (not biased) will be a big upset for LTTE fellows because it will reveal how they shot at tamils and how they hid behind women to save their sorry a$$

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    Another terrorist supporter trying to make hay!

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    I thought the Holy Father visited the North only a couple of days ago and from the time he stepped on Sri Lanka and the utill he parted there was one word being said.
    RECONCILLIATION…………….

    Wonder whether the catholic Clergy including those in the north understood ????????????? The Holy Father should have spoken in Tamil & Sinhala.

    Certainly not those in this forum.

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      Should not he have spoken when the three UN Resolutions were on-going?

      These Resolutions have to end in a methodical manner in keeping with
      trends of the 21st Century, and not based on change of Goverments – for
      some other good reasons?

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    The investigation by the UN have to continue and the person or persons responsible for any crime committed have to be tried at the Hague. There are some old guards under Rajapaksa are in the present government. It indicates that the present government has the same face as that of Rajapaksa. The Sinhala regime will not understand, and never understood the term HUMANITY means although they preach Buddhism but do not practice it. Sirisena is no better although he started his carrier from the far left. It is the view of both governments, past and present that the Tamil people should not know what happened to their kith and kin during the war,those missing,those raped and killed. So what reconciliation is expected by the world community from the Tamils. The Tamils cannot live under a Unitary State for sure with self respect. The president has stated that he will not remove the 100,000 army from the North for security reasons. He still fears of the Tamils and to keep them under surveillance by the Army. So why should the Tamils participate in the 100 day programme.

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    Independent International war crimes investigators should interview the new Governor on his lapses, cover up of crimes against humanity and deliberate withholding material information in regards to genocide and if found guilty, he should not be allowed to hold any public office in the future.

    New regime does not mean peace, stability, reconciliation as the same faces were part of the past criminal regimes that denied equality, rule of law, justice, human rights and other fundamental rights. Further the same guys were in power when mass human rights abuses, genocide, war crimes, mass rape and murder of women and children took place and until the ground situation improves, all the crimes are brought to face the law and monitors on the ground to report independently on crimes against humanity and other crimes, no peace or stability to the Tamils.

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    Regime has been changed
    Prime minister has been changed.
    President has been changed.
    NPC governor has also been changed(at the request of the TNA).

    But,ANTI-SINHALA,ANTI-GOVERNMENT SENTIMENTS INSTILLED IN THE MINDS OF THE TAMILS BY THE TNA AND THE TAMIL MEDIA HAD NOT CHANGED AND WILL NEVER CHANGE.

    Will the TNA,which even refused to accept the national flag, participate in the independence day celebrations in the Tamil speaking area?

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      Since independence many Presidents and Prime Ministers came and left, let’s not forget what they did to Tamils from anti- tamil pogrom in 1956 to killing of Praba’s son in 2009, so it is alright for them to express anti- tamil sentiments but not the other way around?

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        Prabha’s son’s father had killed many children..it is karma

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          same karma defeated war criminals in the previous and present elections.

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          same karma defeated war criminals in the previous and present elections. Fonseka has been jailed and GORA and MARA have to be jailed.

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      Ramanaya

      Untill you and your gang attitude remain the same nothing will remain.

      People like you are the cause for Tamils to demand for a separate state.

      Before you point your finger on others, you better change.

      History has not thought you anything.

      People like you add fuel to the fire.

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      Ramanay K

      “Regime has been changed Prime minister has been changed. President has been changed. NPC governor has also been changed(at the request of the TNA).”

      All these changes are they good or bad?

      “But,ANTI-SINHALA,ANTI-GOVERNMENT SENTIMENTS INSTILLED IN THE MINDS OF THE TAMILS BY THE TNA AND THE TAMIL MEDIA HAD NOT CHANGED” “

      How do you know, give us some example?

      “AND WILL NEVER CHANGE.”

      Have you consulted the great court astrologer Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena? What did he say about unchanging mind of TNA?

      “Will the TNA,which even refused to accept the national flag,”

      Did the majority people agree to have this horrible animal as the symbol in their national flag in a referendum? Wasn’t it imposed on the people? Since when did the lion flag historically become national flag of this island? Could you cite some evidence.

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        but you had no problem with the horrible animal which LTTE stole from Chola…

        One wonders why LTTE got chola sign? They claim they are indegenous and separate nationality, separate from tamils in TN….but take the symbol of a foreign king….whommm so what is it? tamil ultra racist mentality?

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          sach

          “One wonders why LTTE got chola sign?”

          Go ask KP, Karuna, Pillayan, ……

          “They claim they are indegenous and separate nationality, separate from tamils in TN….but take the symbol of a foreign king….whommm so what is it?”

          Let me try:

          The idea of nation state is 19th century European phenomenon.

          Your stupid Sinhala/Buddhists have the horrible Sinhala lion holding a sword (have anyone seen a lion holding a Sinhala sword)as the the symbol then why not your stupid Tamil brethren?

          By the way neither tiger nor lion existed in this island except in zoos and the stupid minds of Sinhala/Tamils. Both share the same stupid gene and do stupid things.

          You are not a polemicist and have a short memory. The same stupid question was raised by nuisance some weeks ago to which many explanation was given by not only LTTE supporters but Sinhala/Buddhists as well.

          Could you request your script writer to keep separate identity, different style and issues when he/she/it writes for you, wathie, nuisance, thresa, ……….

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            Idiot, how do I know what discussion you have in CT. I normally ignore when comment section is filled with CT’s Aswer.

            And get real. You will try to act as if you are not an LTTE supporter. We all know who you really are…though act as anti Sinhala openly then shows a slap on the wrist attitude with Tamil fanatics and LTTE..we know who you are …dont pretend.

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              sach

              “We all know who you really are…”

              We: You, You You ……………… and you.

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      Ramanay

      Yes agree there have been some changes which are cosmetic but the biggest change we need and fought for is Real Power to run our affairs which is yet to happen. What we have in Tamil Land is Sinhalese Police and Sinhalese Army terrorising the Civilians who live in fear and that has to change. We need a Tamil Police Force.

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    Thanks S V Kirubaharan to expose the facts about the new Governor who was an agent to the past regime in cover up the human rights abuses and genocide, bully and intimidate the Tamils in Geneva and abroad and part of the LLRC to cover up the same locally.

    I doubt that this guy will be a decent and independent Governor in the best interest of the people. He can be a Sinhala Buddhist racist in disguise!

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    It is clear vast majority of Sinhalese do not want MaRa to be investigated despite the fact that Tamils saved this nation from MaRa. Given tthe continual denial by even the moderate Sinhalese, Tamils should now boycott the April elections and bring back their beloved MaRa to power. Tamils have nothing to lose after all my3 or MaRa make no difference to them.

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      I disagree. Tamils should participate in the Parliamentary elections in big numbers, bigger than even Presidential elections. But the TNA should stay clear of any alliances with Sirisena or the UNP. Tamils should vote in big numbers to maximise the seats for the TNA.

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      Stay out any way tamils vote for TNA which is useless for government.

      Between TNA supported my3 based on orders from New Delhi…..you people have two choices.
      1. Become equal citizens in a multi ethnic and plural SL.
      2. Can try massaging damaged tamil egos and become a tool at the hands of Delhi..

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    International Investigation On Sri Lanka Should Continue

    I agree 110% that the International Investigation on Sinhala Lanka should continue for the following reasons.
    There are two seperate issues here.

    1) The Genocide committed by Mahintha ( the fallen king) and his cronies.

    2) The dictatorship that followed.

    The Genocide:

    MRs crimes are not triable either way and it is an indictable offence and he can only be tried by ICC.
    What happens at UNHCR is only a committal proceeding.
    This is a matter for the International Criminal Court and MR has to be indicted to the HAGUE.

    The Dictatorship:

    This is an internal matter and for the people of Sri Lanka and with the help of the Tamil vote this has been addressed and we have had the Regime Change and Mahintha is hitory.

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      i also concur but in an independant and not biased investigation….so that LTTE fellows will get a good surprise

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        sach

        Tell this to Karuna who is still roaming around. What is the surprise and can you list them if there is nothing to hide like the UNHCR chief asked.

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          Go and read the comments..i cant feed you.

          Karuna will be punished according to our laws

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    Sri lankan majority would agree to any investigations after handing over to Sri lanka of all the Tamil diaspora that funded the terror campaign.

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    TNA created the new mess, chaos, confusion….By forming the new alliance, New King has isolated Tamils. Only party left out is going to TNA. But what the TNA did was sacking Ananthi, who even went to UN. One talk is going because Sumanthiran was given a Paper Boy ministry. He could not accept. TNA came to belive that they made like not trustworthy to good ministry because of Ananthi’s straying. No Anathi was badly punished. At the same time Ananthi was expressing her opinion, for which she was sacked, Sivajilingam was to doing the same thing. Today’s Tamils carring a news now TNA’s spokesperson Suresh have express doubt on the new King.

    Even though TNA lied in its election statement, New King and the ministers are telling Tamils issue was not in their election manifesto. UNP’s trick they quickly want to change the constitution for their needs. Then they want to dissolve the parliament and tell again the International Community that they do not have the 2/3 to offer anything to Tamils.

    TNA is solely responsible breaking everybody’s hand like this.

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      LOL! Under new government tamil people’s lives will be better…but who cares about that as you are abroad…you want tamils to suffer because it is good for your politics…

      we want tamils to take part in SL affairs as an equal

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    International Investigation on war crimes need not have been mixed with the
    posting of a retired civil servant as a governor. While the Investigation
    is a must, the performance of someone as an ambassodor – whose responsibility was to support the policy & defend his Govt- need not be prejudged to reflect
    his suitability or otherwise for the assignment as a Governor for the
    Northern Provincial Council.An excellent case made by Mr Kiruparan for an
    International Investigation may be tarnished, if & when the Governor
    proves to be effective in resolving the NPC problems hitherto faced by
    the Chief Minister, Justce Wigneswaran. I trust that he would.

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      HiTony

      Sorry to say that your comment is short-sighted.

      The author proves that YOUR Civil servant Govenor was an Ambassador in Geneva and also a member of the LLRC.

      Then he has so much of connection to the International Investigation.

      Kirukaran is a veteran (if he agrees ‘Lankan’) HR defender, who is much more scenior than our local human rights defender Pakiyasothy Saravanamuthu, Nimalka Fernando, Jegan Perera and others.

      So don’t under esteemate his writings.

      If you want to find a mistake there are many other writings.

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    Kirubaharan has given voice to the cause of the Lankan Tamil Nation for long. I don’t know of his allegiance to the LTTE but he certainly
    is a Tamil Nationalist – fighting for justice for all Tamils in the Island. That certainly is no crime.

    With regard to his insistence War Crimes and HR violations against the Rajapakses must continue, I quote here from what His Holiness Pope Francis had to declare publicly in his recent visit :-

    “the process of healing also needs to include the pursuit of truth – not for the sake of opening old wounds but rather as a means of promoting justice, healing and unity…”

    That appears to be the considered opinion of the UN, UK, the EU, the USA and most of the world. No one in his right senses will call the Pope a Tiger-supporter or under the influence of the Tamil diaspora.
    The era of the quarreling Rajapakses with boxing Foreign Ministry monitors is over. We have a more stable and responsible
    Govt. in place now whose aim is not to make war with the rest of the world community – but to gain peace and friends as before.

    As to the new Governor/NPC Mr. Palihakkara, I think we will have to wait and see. As an official of the Rajapakse Govt. he could not have done anything different in the UN or elsewhere. But he now serves
    different masters whose approach to the National Question may be substantially different to the earlier dispensation. I think we should look at matters only after how matters evolve gradually in the next
    few months.

    R. Varathan

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    Dear Kiruba,

    Thank you for you great article. Your assessment and analysis should guide the confused and the “Kefirs” within the diaspora to think and move very carefully.

    What really concerns me is that, the IC and the UNHRC members who voted for the 3rd resolution may take the pressure off OISL investigation, reporting and for an action plan for implementation of the recommendations of the report due in March 2015.

    They may turn and say, you have a new president, a new government, the Tamils voted in the system, TNA is participating with the government, they would need more time and space.

    The GoSL is pushing for another “domestic protection” enquiry, to derail UNHRC and mark time to park it away later, and if for some reason, at the last moment, TNA supports this domestic commission, “game over” for the victims of war, for any justice and accountability for the Tamils, and the whole thing will be derailed..

    We be warned! Or would they bury the LLRC and resurrect the TRC.

    Keep up your good work and the Diaspora should not relent now but continue vigorously until OISL completes and implements its mandate, and carry forward to the next step.

    Manicka Vasagar

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    The bi-annual road show in Geneva is bound to wind up without as much of a whimper as Uncle Sam has no need to sustain pressure on the dethroned King of Sri Lanka . Uncle Sam’s “ see what we can do to you” stance being rendered redundant with the change of regime it is anybody’s guess that U.S’ approach to the Sri Lankan war crimes and crimes against humanity will be, as so many have pointed out, granting time and space for the new regime, but a prelude to shoving matters under the carpet because the hypocritical US regime never ever intended their initiatives as redress to the affected Tamil population. Now, the US will wait it out to see how the new regime proceeds in sync with Indian and US’ global interests. We Tamils will be left to our own devices with respect to the OISL initiatives morphing to just an academic reality, sincerity of Prince Zeid, the Head of UNHRC, notwithstanding.

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