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It Was Wrong To Label The LTTE As A Terrorist Organization

By Pitasanna Shanmugathas

Pitasanna Shanmugathas

Pitasanna Shanmugathas

The historical use of the word “terrorist” clearly indicates that the word is a political tool and is never used in its intended sense. According to political intellectual Noam Chomsky, if we apply the terrorism laws espoused by the United States against their own policies, we will find that the United States is the world’s leading terrorist state.

The United States has overthrown democratically elected governments in Latin America; destroyed Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War; destabilized the Middle East; conducts drone operations killing innocent men, women and children; the United States indefinitely detains individuals in Guantanamo Bay without due process, among several other egregious acts. The United States, despite committing such horrendous actions, is never labeled as a terrorist state.

The United States has used the word “terrorist” against Fidel Castro who sought to liberate his country by overthrowing a U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. The United States labeled Nelson Mandela as a terrorist, and only recently did Mandela get removed from the terrorist list. The United States labeled Saddam Hussein as a “terrorist” despite the fact that during the 1980s, the United States was providing weapons technology to Saddam Hussein. Meanwhile, the United States supports one of the most radical nations in the Middle East—Saudi Arabia, which has killed innocent women and children in Yemen, and continues to terrorize its own citizens through brutal forms of punishment and executions.

prabhakaranIf we look at India’s action in Kashmir, India unlawfully occupies Kashmiri land, and stifles citizens’ right to voice their opinion for independence. India kills Kashmiri leaders who oppose the actions of the Indian forces, and injures Kashmiri civilians using pellet guns. However, India is never regarded as a terrorist state even though the superpower commits terrorist actions both domestically and abroad.

Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs, made it his mission to travel to several countries and encourage foreign governments to proscribe the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist organization. This was completely the wrong approach. It should be acknowledged, first and foremost, that the LTTE did have legitimate grievances. However, the LTTE’s approach to tackling such grievances was immensely counterproductive and the Tamils are worse off now than they ever were before the civil war. Nevertheless, by labeling the LTTE as a terrorist entity it works to unjustly undermine those grievances.

When I interviewed Erik Solheim, the Norway-led peace negotiator between the LTTE and Sri Lankan government, he voiced disapproval of Kadirgamar’s actions. Erik Solheim cited that proscribing the LTTE as a terrorist organization caused foreign governments to disengage with Prabhakaran and the political leadership of the LTTE. Prabhakaran was the sole decision maker within the LTTE; as a result, direct engagement with Prabhakaran was a crucial factor in bringing a peaceful end to the civil war.

During the Indo-Lanka talks, Prabhakaran voiced frustrations against Rajiv Gandhi for undermining his authority and not directly negotiating with him. Subsequently, Prabhakran felt isolated and coerced by India and he lashed out and conducted an all-out assault against Indian Peacekeeping forces, and consequently innocent Tamils were the victims of the battle.

“If Prabhakaran had been able to speak with [leaders] in other nations from Europe, India, United States and other places it would have been a much better strategy,” Solheim stated. Due to the lack of direct engagement with Prabhakaran, Solheim stated, Prabhakaran’s views during the peace process were very narrow.

Anytime an organization is labeled as a terrorist entity, negotiations between the state and terrorist entity are automatically on an uneven playing field—where the superior power, along with its allies, attempts to undermine legitimate grievances. For example, legitimate grievances were undermined during negotiations between Israel-Palestine, with the Oslo Accords which scholars such as Norman Finkelstein asserted only worked to impose the Israeli status quo.

The breakdown of the peace talks and the designation of the LTTE as a terrorist organization by the European Union, United States, Canada, and much of the Western world caused Prabhakaran to feel isolated and he resorted to conducting an all-out assault. Consequently, the civil war ended in a bloody manner with an estimated 40,000 civilians killed during the final stages of the war. Egregious human rights violations were committed by both the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government during the final stages. The LTTE resorted to using its own civilians as human shields during the final stages of the war, with the LTTE shooting Tamils who fled rebel held territory.

Bob Rae and Erik Solheim, two individuals who played key roles during the peace process, stated that a good portion of the peace process was spent teaching the senior LTTE officials about the basics of federalism. LTTE senior leaders such as Thamilselvan and Col.Karuna were flown abroad to nations like France to learn about federalism. However, as acknowledged by both Bob Rae and Erik Solheim, this was completely useless because it was only Prabhakaran who was the sole decision maker within the LTTE.

A plausible reason why Prabhakaran blatantly rejected constitutional reforms such as the Indo-Lanka accord and the GL-Neelan package, and proceeded to kill those who proposed constitutional reforms was because Prabhakaran did not understand the necessity of federalism and ignorantly viewed separatism as the only answer. Erik Solheim, during my interview, stated that Anton Balasingham was an educated man who understood the value of federalism. This is clearly witnessed when Anton Balasingham, after Neelan Tiruchelvam’s killing, praised the original GL-Neelan package as workable and expressed regret over the missed opportunity for the LTTE to negotiate with the proposal. This is something Prabhakran never did. Solheim, furthermore, stated that arguments between Prabhakran and Balasingham were very common due to Prabhakaran’s narrow vision of the separatist ideology. If Prabhakaran had been directly educated on the principles and benefits of federalism, it could have paved the way for him to being more open to constitutional reforms as solution to the conflict.

Western nations needed to have directly engaged with Prabhakaran and taught him about what federalism was. Prabhakaran should have been flown out of the country, on diplomatic immunity, with Western leaders having directly engaged with Prabhakaran on the benefits of federalism. If Western leaders had directly engaged with Prabhakran in such a direct manner, the international community would have put immense pressure on the LTTE to accept a federalist proposal and LTTE front organizations could no longer state that Western governments were ignoring the grievances of the Tamil people

Nonetheless, this level of direct engagement with Prabhakaran did not occur.

Now that the civil war is over, in order to address the legitimate grievances of the Tamil people, the Sirisena government must further work to engage in negotiations with the Tamil political parties and devise a constitution that gives autonomy and devolutionary powers to the minorities while working to preserve the territorial integrity of Sri Lanka as a whole.

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    “According to political intellectual Noam Chomsky, if we apply the terrorism laws espoused by the United States against their own policies, we will find that the United States is the world’s leading terrorist state.”

    That’s a good argument for keeping the label alive. As for the label, instead for using ‘Terrorist’ let’s use ‘LTTE -like’ . You will find that the meaning will evolve to become the same thing. ‘LTTE-like’. I like it.

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      V Prabakaran is the product of the State terrorism of all forms against the Tamils.

      Evilness of the state was such, it invited Tiger terrorism to counter it.

      But terrorism of both progressed beyond comprehension and the state must be held responsible for the manifestation of the LTTE terrorism.

      How can it be wrong to call LTTE actions not terrorism. Victims of the LTTE are the testimonies for the LTTE terrorism . Even Tamils have sordid experience with the LTTE.

      War is evil and LTTE is party to it. It cannot be branded angels.

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        “It Was Wrong To Label the LTTE As A Terrorist Organization”

        Absolutely correct!

        When Prabakaran and the LTTE were active, they had the capability to completely destroy Sri Lanka including the Sinhalese but they did not do it. The reason was, they were not terrorists but freedom fighters. They were only fighting against the government and its armed forces.

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          F
          Were you born yesterday? Why did they bomb public places including temples, buses, banks, shopping centers etc. Etc. Killing thousands of innocent civilians?

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            All the bombing and Killing thousands of innocent civilians was done by the state terrorists (the SL armed forces).

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              FF
              Why did the armed forces have to do that? Do they still do it? When did they last do it?

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                are you really that stupid?

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                Hey read this article, then comment about states and their capabilities to commit crimes against humanity.

                The experiments were led by United States Public Health Service physician John Charles Cutler,[3] who had earlier participated in the similar Terre Haute prison experiments, in which volunteer prisoners were infected with gonorrhea.[4]:13 In archived documents, Dr. Thomas Parran, Jr., the U.S. Surgeon General at the time of the experiments, acknowledged that the Guatemalan work could not be done domestically, and details were hidden from Guatemalan officials.[5][6]

                The experiments were funded by a grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and involved multiple Guatemalan government ministries.[1] A total of about 1500 study subjects were involved although the findings were never published.[1]

                While the Tuskegee experiment followed the natural progression of syphilis in those already infected, in Guatemala doctors deliberately infected healthy people with the diseases, some of which can be fatal if untreated. The goal of the study seems to have been to determine the effect of penicillin in the prevention and treatment of venereal diseases. The researchers paid prostitutes infected with syphilis to have sex with prisoners and some subjects were infected by directly inoculating them with the bacterium.[1] Through intentional exposure to gonorrhea, syphilis, and chancroid, a total of 1,308 people were involved in the experiments. Of that group, with an age range of 10-72, 678 (52%) individuals can be said to have received a form of treatment.[4]:41

                The study appears to have ended in 1948, partly because of medical “gossip” about the work, and partly because penicillin was very costly.[citation needed] However, some follow-up laboratory testing and patient observation continued until the early 1950s.[citation needed]

                Additionally, similar research was also conducted on the transmission and prophylaxis of gonorrhea and chancroid.[7] The subjects for all of the STD experiments consisted of female sex workers, prisoners, soldiers, and mental hospital patients; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges that “the design and conduct of the studies was unethical in many respects, including deliberate exposure of subjects to known serious health threats, lack of knowledge of and consent for experimental procedures by study subjects, and the use of highly vulnerable populations.”[7]

                Cutler later took part in the late stages of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment

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            It was GOSL that did all bombing and killing

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            It is the Srilankan state that gave birth to all the terrorists in Srilanka period.

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            you tell me the stories about Srilankan armed forces only garlanded Tamil people with roses.

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              Could you tell a tamil terrorist from a tamil civilian?
              When you started terrorism you should have thought of that!
              Why complain now????

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            how you did not know it was srilankan state that killed innocent people at public places, Did they invite Israelis to garland Tamil people?

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          Oh really?

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          you call GOSL Srilankan state as terroristic state then we can think about LTTE

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      You look like a nice boy and there you are, quoting examples from scholars and intellectuals of your choosing.

      How about quoting from a mother who had to watch her children slaughtered in the Kent and Dollar farms? And a saying from a breadwinner whose only fault was being on a train in Dehiwela station? And then perhaps some utterances for the scores of democratically elected TAMIL politicians as their heads were blown apart by your peace-loving hero?

      Oh, sorry – they just did not have the time or the comfort that you obviously have to sit at your laptop extolling the virtues of an organization built on one man – and one man alone – Prabhakaran. The cowardly Diaspora, who, by the way have ALL changed their first names to George or James, now have the extorted money but no hit man to do their work.

      Wake up and smell the roses, sonny – you and your cohorts may even get the horrendous LTTE off the list so that you can start your collections and laundering, but the likes of them will never, ever be allowed to decimate this country.

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    What a contradiction, trying to make Prabhakaran into a intellectual peace loving saint. so Bob Rae and Erik Solheim were NOT WESTERN DIPLOMATS? who could not convince Prabhakaran of federalism he needed other western diplomats and go on holiday to learn about federalism.

    What you failed to mention the real reason’s are the western diplomats could not persuade Prabhakaran to GIVE UP VIOLENCE. because he was a psychopath who wanted death and destruction. He did not need western diplomats to talk about federalism but western mental institute to be locked up.

    That’s why he broke peace process and Banned all scandinavian representatives,

    Please stop trying to create a fantasy, when in reality this terrorist dictator who loved blood and destruction. He would have even ordered the western diplomats killed if it didn’t cut his money and drug selling . human trafficking business.

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      Mr Pitasanna Shanmugathas,

      “It Was Wrong To Label The LTTE As A Terrorist Organization”

      You are just barking up the wrong tree. Like the much hackneyed cliché “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” Why waste time on a purely subjective thang? what’s in a name?

      It was easy for the world to label the LTTE a terrorist outfit because in one of his moments of clear thinking good old VP decided to bump-off Rajive G. The rest as they say is history.

      The reality is, VP was no political animal – like Balasingham himself had told Solheim, he had the mindset of a warlord. He was no statesman; no one could have changed him.

      Sure, he was a blood-soaked monster, like all mild-mannered, soft-spoken, religion-worshipping cowardly weaklings – like my other good buddy Gotabaya – think that the answer to any problem is murder.

      But Prabakaran’s greatest weakness was, he was a man of “old-world” principal! That’s why he scarified his entire family.

      If I were him, I would have accepted a Federal-solution, consolidated the boundaries, secured the legitimacy of the “Tamil federal entity” and then over some pretext or the other, declared independence.

      VP had told his people he would not accept anything less than a separate state. Hence he didn’t deceive his people by accepting a federal solution. In turn he didn’t deceive the Sinhalese either, by accepting a federal-solution with the intention of seceding later! Good man, eh?

      Us Sinhalese, can rejoice that none of our leaders suffer from VP’s weakness – principals.

      Now, lets take cover before the stones start flying.

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        Ado Nimal,
        You are just barking up the wrong tree.!!
        “”one of his moments of clear thinking good old VP decided to bump-off Rajive G. The rest as they say is history. “
        The Navy Corporal- De Silva is hiding in the southern sinhala ambude that masterminded Rajiv murder-
        Respnonse was same same – Diced meat at Armor Street and Wolfendhal junction- Werewolf Raw meat of ambude motte.

        “”Us Sinhalese, can rejoice that none of our leaders suffer from VP’s weakness – principals.””

        Kochi Cyril Matthew is a relative fur_nando of the fish.Phew!!

        “”Now, lets take cover before the stones start flying. “”

        you have no cover walking feet is Basque country and you are too dirty for that.
        enjoy your stay modda putthe.
        India won’t lift the ban on either of you.

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        Nimal, You are very wrong. It was the 1983 July riots that got totally out of control, where JRJ did nothing to stop, that was the reason for the whole world to still look at us as being violent and racist. These riots, projected by TV all over the world, caused hundreds of thousands to flee the nation and these people, now known as the “diaspora”, living in every nation in the West and as prosperous as the best in those countries and very well organized will NEVER let this episode be forgotten. They will, justifiably or unjustifiably never let the international community ignore that. The defeat of the LTTE, which no one thought was possible maybe another reason, BUT the 1983 riots were the central hub of our previous and present problems and this will never go away. The Tamils want restitution, a part of the island, and for the Sinhalese, who they hate to be crushed.

        Two days after the “Black Monday” in July 1983, I met a party of businessmen from England who wanted to set-up a major industry in Ekala. They said to me, “Kumaran, the events that took place on Monday and Tuesday have made us change our minds. You and your people will bear this shame for generations to come and you will never be allowed to forget that”

        I will refrain from mentioning more.

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          “”It was the 1983 July riots that got totally out of control, “”

          The village cows jumped over the moon Pooooya.
          Maggie who opened the doors knew what Roosevelt did not listen to and let the Marxist grow like glow worms.

          “known as the “diaspora”, living in every nation in the West and as prosperous as the best in those countries and very well organized will NEVER let this episode be forgotten. “

          from fishing in troubled waters the boat people/diaspora you are a disgrace to the 70 million Tamils of the world. only porriki Vaiko is yours truly.
          you behave like skin peeling Aryan. You are no Brahman and your dialect does not make you one.

          “You and your people will bear this shame for generations to come and you will never be allowed to forget that””

          Dielectric Marx forgot to add je ne sais quoi.

          English Riots- Cameron stopped it in 2 days and never discussed again because they are the wisest of nomads.
          while at Thirunelveli ghetto the wayside mine was planned and exploded like bin lardens animal brain.
          try more talatel and it will cure the boat people.

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          kumaran
          Yes I too saw the CNN, BBC and Channel 4 crews carrying TV cameras and broadcasting all that happened to the whole world. I also saw Immigration personnel at the Airport stamping passports of thousands of Tamils who were leaving Sri lanka. I also met lot of businessmen turning back saying they have changed their minds because of violence in SL.
          But with all that SL survived. Then came the Tamil terrorism, which was also eradicated. Do you think terrorism was the answer?

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            You saw tV only? I happened to be there a week before and did the rounds, Listening and observing for 3 days. man was it not a sight.
            Inspector Nadesan (later to be white flag and chief of police tiger) killaporne was a very busy man issuing open certificate to tigers to board planes for the west he need more complaint sheets from the press. that is how the village tiger jumped the world…..

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        “If I were him, I would have accepted a Federal-solution, consolidated the boundaries, secured the legitimacy of the “Tamil federal entity” and then over some pretext or the other, declared independence.”

        Nimal Fernando,

        Can you tell who and when offered Federal solution and when was it rejected by Pirabhaharan? Even Mahinda appointed a all party committe and even Prof. Vitharane gave his proposals and we all know what happened to that. Even LTTE gave a proposals and what happened to them. Proposals itself doesn’tsay anything other than just time buying. Even now that is the case.

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          Ajith,

          “Federal solution”

          I merely used the term “federal-solution” for convenience; not to go into unnesscerry long-winded details.

          He was offered many power-sharing solutions which he was never interested in – according Solheim even by Mahinda; in spite of “frontal” patriotic-chest-beatings what goes behind the scenes is a entirely different thang! All VP ever wanted was a separate state. To his credit he stuck to it to the last.

          Prabakaran was a prisoner of the 1970s; the times of the birth of the Tamil-insurgency. He didn’t have the “education,” “world-view,” or the “open-mind” to change. He was no politician/statesman/nation-builder (other than at the end of a barrel of a gun) to realize that the gun was not the only means to an end.

          He had the country/government by the balls (Lankans don’t have long memories, now, to remember) the “Sinhalese” leaders were falling at his feet with “peaceful” solutions which he scorned. Well, now, the Sinhalese have got their bravado back with a vengeance. Oh boy!

          The LTTE-threat to the country was always temporary; the Indian-threat is permanent. The “Tamil-insurgency” was just one manifestation of the Indian-threat. No time to elaborate now, perhaps later.

          The world is what it is. What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence. No?

          “nimal fernando” – The man who attempts to tell the truth as is. The last smart non-patriot still standing. Writing from the last refuge.

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            Fedo, fedo, fedo,

            ““nimal fernando” – The man who attempts to tell the truth as is. The last smart non-patriot still standing. Writing from the last refuge. “
            the last 2 sentences gives you away as a swollen headed fascist like franco the frog.

            patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel – Samuel Johnson,

            Book of Northern Exodus;
            Badi-ud-din Mahmud instructed by SriMao (the school drop out) enforced ethnic standardization of education.
            A JT needed anything between 97-98% to enter university for engineering.
            while sinhalya and muslim need was 60%-
            So the young opted to till the soil (where water is scarce and deep down) grow onions, chilies to substantiate imports (economic embargo on no foreign exchange) which the government encouraged.

            The POL-HALIYAS of the south refusing to grow their alla battala forced SirMao to start importing poor quality Chilies and Onions from Bombay- sinhala ministers found a way of stacking $$ outside and kissed the POL-Haliyas bums.

            EXODUS OF THE YOUNG NORTHERN FARMER – they could not pay back the community loans.

            Go keep to fishing perhaps you may export king fish than display Fascism like Franco the Frog- gass gembo

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              Zorro, Jai_Bolo, T Dumphreys, Perisappu, ………….

              Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

              I wrote those two lines to goad you into the exact reaction you came out with!

              Sooooo….. predictable! :))

              So now Franco, eh? He’s an ugly dude; I’m better looking. Much better looking. :)))

              Anyway gotta say, when you don’t get your medications mixed up you make the forum interesting. Makes my day!

              But cut down on the pseudo-profundity; seen better, gets a little boring.

              Keep up the entertainment.

              See ya later pal.

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                nimal fernando “”I am no English scholar but you are wrong. I am not allowed to put links in CT but do a simple search of the web”” (wheels/wheels)

                A wayside journalist as always when your knickers get split you go poooo and start by saying you are wrong, then do the run robin run. Most abuse you in return (as you have said long before on first encounter)

                My response directed to your answer, “Federal solution”- that was your second barrow load of manure!!

                “”Anyway gotta say, when you don’t get your medications mixed up you make the forum interesting. Makes my day!””

                fedo booted troll with a pack of 10..- you hearing too many voices-pol geddi olu pakistani kuddu tourist guide,
                It’s a long standing Pakistani and Sinhala technique trying to romance and start joint terror display of the brutish soul.

                “I’m better looking. Much better looking. :)))”

                Always ignorant, retarded end of day responses??

                Presumably a sponge bob and a barrel of tar that loves drinking croako as a tourist guide with kuddu business, in the island.

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                  Now, now, no need to cry.

                  Get over it. In a day or two you’ll be fine.

                  I feel your pain, brother; I’m a sensitive guy.

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                    You are unlike srilal who has some self respect- you are similar to franco the frog.- sinha_le I cannot be a pal of fascist.

                    I respect CP Scott Ideology.
                    While supporting female suffrage, Scott was hostile to militant suffragettes in his editorials, accusing them of employing ‘every engine of misguided fanaticism in order to wreck, if it be in their power, the fair prospects of their cause'[14] He was just as disturbed by the General Strike of 1926, hoping ‘Will not the General Strike cease to be counted henceforth as a possible or legitimate weapon of industrial warfare'[15]
                    “”Irish rebels were authors of their own destruction, he thought.””
                    On the execution of Padraig Pearse and James Connolly after the Easter Uprising in Dublin, he wrote that ‘it is a fate which they invoked and of which they probably would not complain’.[16]

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                    “”I feel your pain, brother; I’m a `sensitive` guy. “

                    you are fake under the skin like the chinese/indian counterfeits.
                    fedo the Satan oscillate my metallic sonata!!

                    teacher to a son seeking: This above all;to thine ownself be true. and this must must follow as the night follows the day. thou canst not then be false to any man. farewell my blessing season this in thee.
                    To Be Or Not to Be.

                    I learnt sensitivity from the winged Albatross who are the rightful owners of this earth of ours – when the mum gets back to feed her chicks (they cant fly for 10 months) and at the sight of seeing feathers only in the nest (eaten by mischief making mice introduced by humans to the island- like the portugese did to devils paradise SirMao Rat_watte) she looks up towards the sky and dances around in grief for almost one hour, now armchair bandit, Its on the web pls check . The Albatross is as large as an Aeroplane amphibious and I feel Michael Phelps is an Albatross
                    (why can’t negroids win olympic gold at swimming??) we feel the truth because we have studied our subject (right upto human engineering) therfore can not be fascist.
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBfNyq44hWM

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                      Hey buddy whatever your handle is, today,

                      Get over it.

                      Like Donald Trump there is no need to fester and start tweeting at 3 in the morning.

                      If you attack people, you might run into someone good at defending themselves who will turn you into a psychotic mess. :)

                      Get over it. Go get a life. Life is too short for you to go on festering and suffering like this.

                      Wishing you a speedy recovery and good mental health. NF

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                      nimal fernando ,
                      “”Wishing you a speedy recovery and good mental health. NF “”

                      Fascist sloth retarded replies once the chapter verse is closed displays your pedigree.- murdering rats of the region.off shots.

                      “Hey buddy whatever your handle is, today,””

                      “Get over it. Go get a life. Life is too short for you to go on festering and suffering like this.””
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                      “The man who attempts to tell the truth as is. ”

                      School drop out street wise kuddu dealer you think you are a sage??
                      It’s intellects who discuss what the sages had to say- barrow loads of 5-H-1-T are your follow up post.
                      You do not even know the meaning of words you use.
                      You are here to study free by ass licking you have no self respect – Pinguttharaya – මැර කල්ලි, Hingannage Thuwale

                      “tweeting at 3 in the morning.”
                      You are 4th world rump – Have you ever dreamt of `scheduling` faxes, e-mail, follow up post, on auto mode?? We never offed PC therefore the life span and self healing . you are the slave of your machine, and your own ideology!!
                      .
                      “Go get a life.”-

                      Stop being a leach You have no brain!
                      You have no `knowledge` which could give you a life so you work as a slave.

                      ‘You buddhu! How can you take so long to add two and two!

                      Wisdom gives one a life-. in my language Sanskrit
                      Sanskrit बुद्ध buddha, which means Wisdom in English.

                      Psychopath Puddhu can you or the Sink-A_ala, ever dream of the concept of Buddha in 5 words.
                      Algrebic formula Z+X+y+a+b= Buddha
                      What is Z,x,y,a,b,

                      (definitions are matters of convenience therefore its all the more important for one to analyse what he means by the concept)

                      try again if you need to hear obnoxious statements that would spin you muck filed lot.

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                      nimal fernando , “”Wishing you a speedy recovery and good mental health.

                      (barrow load agenda)Barabagge-Kara Diya- Durave- Phew!!
                      Your last few post convey that you are into nursing. Old men like Dr (Vet) need nurses but he has one from his community so why don’t you go for the best client Cougar- it snarls so be tolerant and get a bonus ££G and you turn into Fat Chow Buddha.

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        Pitasanna:

        the word Terrorism was coined by ISrael. The first terrorist in the recent history is ISrael. that is who they got a country for them. Then they coined it on Palastininans.

        VP was ready for federal solution only at the time he was being beaten bad. At that time, the govt had decided to go the whole way. One way, the govt considering was let VP to runaway into India and make it India’s problem.

        LTTE should be allowed to comeback. Then Wiggie can start working with LTTE.

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          “the word Terrorism was coined by ISrael. The first terrorist in the recent history is ISrael. that is who they got a country for them. Then they coined it on Palastininans.”

          Hello hello Lankawe NanaXi – epicanthic fold??

          Ashkenazi ;)

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    YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED “THE SECOND VATICAN”

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    “Prabhakaran should have been flown out of the country, on diplomatic immunity, with Western leaders having directly engaged with Prabhakaran on the benefits of federalism.”

    ….well he had his own aircraft as well…

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      ….well he had his own aircraft as well… “

      you mean the 12 hour south african housewife made ones with rocket launchers.

      while our butter_cup_ fly swords can do a better job before anyone say amma.

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        I mean VP also would have delivered Gota’s puppy and saved all the embarrassment that Gota went through

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          “Gota’s puppy ” (dog may be mans best friend because he can smell better and a bat gives us the drones that kill.- but the lark sings foood for thought)

          It was the opportunity to escape and be with her own down under- when the going gets tough that is the best thing to do.

          reread her script and the display of courage- may be you are by it like fool but we always doubt.So we inspect her script backwards then listen to her speech at a human rights meet in the usa and the cheer she gets when she answers yes I did retort back when he used the f. word.- fools paradise.
          Gotabaya has been trained at Madras and USA. All he would have done is pressed a bell called an orderly said take her away now please and i am busy. then on he never answers her calls but refers it to the public relations officer whom she can meet.
          Haven’t you listened to BBC Panorama??
          Authority is the truth whether you like it or not. That is small mercies of change of plane and 50 passengers when the airline is to show off cricket team, and MP’s – fools paradise. Enjoy flying between continents on social work which is the last thing i do-
          Kisi ka bap ka jaga nehi he- the land belongs to the earliest birds and mans communication started from Hoot Who?- the wise owl not stand alone classic languages.
          take the case of :Waved albatross is an exception that breeds in the equatorial Galapagos Islands and feeds in the South American coast. The chicks are eaten by Mice introduced by man.
          Other threats include loss of habitat, introduced predators, eating or becoming tangled up in plastic, oil spills and climate change.

          The dirge that they all sing at truth’s funeral is
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAefTj7GXwQ

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        That’s what you did to the surrendered LTTE girls? That must be a wonderful achievement, mate.

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    Nice one kid,,,Your uncle Batalanada Ranil has been telling the West exactly that, since he became the PM first time under cousin president Whisky Madam.

    In fact Batalanada Ranil signed A Federal Eeelam for Pirahaparan long time ago.

    Poor Pira didn’t take it to the utter disappointment of Solheim,.

    Now I know why..

    Wonder which Uni Kirchner and Milliband had in mind, when they landed in Colombo to take Pirahaparan with them for adoption.

    Is it Sorbonne , Or is it University of London?.

    Pity Pira couldn’t make it… Sorbonne would have been ideal .

    Not to worry though,,Whisky Madam who has a Masters from Sorbonne is working her ass off to give the Vellala Sambandan , what Pirahaparan refused.

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      Hi KA Sumanesekera

      “since he became the PM first time under cousin president Whisky Madam.”

      My friends have told me that she loves only RED WINE (Many glasses of RED)only after 6.00PM. I never knew she has switched that to Whiskey, It explains why she is talking nonsense all the time, especially if she is accustomed for taking many glasses of Whiskey.

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        “”My friends have told me that she loves only RED WINE (Many glasses of RED)only after 6.00PM””

        She is also a Francophile and learnt red wine which goes with red meats at France.
        One can get drunk on wine faster than cans of beer.
        She is the decitful woman video woman- it runs in the genes.
        Seduced Vijaya (kurana boy) in a way like Ego and Greed Hillary.

        Weeping widow loved the thoppi karaya original terrorist of middle east dalit boy Nasser.

        Sumana needs a bit more vaddhi kahata than Gleneagles Scotch then he listen more.

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    This impressive young writer has guts to speak out. Young Pittassana has a promising future, but he should not wasting his time scriblling in websites , Eelam struggle needs young fighters, we need black Tigers. Pittassanna with good training can become one. I am not sure whether he was one of those rehabilitated freedom fighters. If that is, he should be joing with a vengeance. his young looks means he is a sure victim of sadistic sodomizers of genocidal Sinhala army. New BLACK TIGERS Pottu Amman Brigade will avange the sexual abuse and sexual slavery of every Tamil freedom fighter. . New Eelam brigade is forming under Nedumaran Thammbi.pittassanna is welcome to join.

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      ‘but he should not wasting his time scriblling in websites’

      Aiyo, he has to write to CT no? Only a Sinhala-run website would allow the kind of rubbish both you and he write.

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        “Aiyo, he has to write to CT no? Only a Sinhala-run website would allow the kind of rubbish both you and he write. “

        Nice one but your tangent view stole the cake off your half baked mind.

        The morals of the famous statute at the guardian office is liberal, not for terrorist- “”Irish rebels were authors of their own destruction, he thought.”- but how many journalist inclusive of CT and uuuuVin, kalu kalu follow that Moral in today’s world??
        When have journalist created (as in creative writing) or innovated political journalism. Murdoch the richest just copied the new american philosopher of objectivity: character of Murdoch:Gail Wynand Powerful publisher of vulgar tabloids. MORALS I too question the moral of CT.
        I don’t have time to make it public for village lout follow up posters – Would challenge them at Freedom House but won’t let them hijack like commie ken did on Stop the War protest by old guard socialist against multinational and joblessness.
        (When we were doing moving image research at TATA we saw)Madonna was creative video girl always before time (songs were written by others but she had the song to suit her) Today all that you see of female emancipation is a copy of her. Moral – nich in the strict church.

        I dislike saints without sin.- it’s been a preamble of mine from teenage days.

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      eyb
      Pittassana is a terrorist. Only terrorists say they are not terrorists. Him and people like you (with your kind of names) are the reason why the security forces are still in the North and has to stay there.

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        first to speak?
        heads you lose tails i win.

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        from feb 4 1948 , only state that is terror prone is GOSL>

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          paradeshi karikalam
          Know how you came to devils paradise-
          Slavery in Portugal occurred since before the country’s formation. During the pre-independence period, inhabitants of the current Portuguese territory were often enslaved and enslaved others. After independence, during the existence of the Kingdom of Portugal, the country played a leading role in the Atlantic Slave Trade, which involved the mass trade and transportation of slaves from Africa and other parts of the world to the American continent. Slavery was abolished in Portugal in 1761 by the Marquis of Pombal.
          Your sinhala muslim blend
          Negroid races (African, Hottentots, Melanesians/Papua, “Negrito”, Australian Aborigine, Dravidians, Sinhalese)

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    Pitasanna Shanmugathas, you (face) a seeker then read on.

    “”we will find that the United States is the world’s leading terrorist state.””

    Big girl/small boy LTTE: Go read a bit more about unelected president harry truman the liberal democrat.
    I am sure you norther tamils scratch and lean onto Marxist ideas.

    Harry gave the sub continent the partition and stand alone `sen` classic tamil) voted the tea estate tamils out.

    you reap what you sow. Stupid TGTE villagers.
    ********************

    the classic tamils (who think only their tamil has ¬please`0 )
    Time server JT’s think like this.

    For many decades most Americans were inclined to the views of President Harry S. Truman, who dismissed India at its birth as an independent state as “pretty jammed with poor people and cows wandering around streets, witch doctors and people sitting on hot coals and bathing in the Ganges.” His Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, had an even more incisive perspective: “by and large [Indians] and their country give me the creeps.”“a kind of John Birch Society contempt for the views of raggedly ass people in pajamas on the other side of the world.”associating it with “filth, dirt and disease,” along with debased religious beliefs.

    what do you expect of cowboys who had just won the war and created Russia/china totalitarianism and communism which was the new enemy?
    Home front first and did not listen to Churchill’s refusal for partition.

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    As far as Tamils concerned Mr& Mrs Bandaranayakas Big Nose J .R.Jayawardena …Premadasa ..Foxford Educated Lalith Athulat Mudalai , Jaffna library burning hero Gamini Disaanayaka …are all Terrorists ..who have unleashed violence against Tamils in South and looked other side when Buddhist Sinhala Thugs killed..raped ..looted Tamils .form 1956 -1983.

    And Murderspakse and Co ., are super Terroists….

    LTTE born because of these Sinhala Terroists….no point of barking now.

    Even courts in Germany ,New Zealand,Netherlands have already declared LTTE is a freedom fighting organization ..he he he but here Sinhala medium educated crowd living inside the well . are vomiting here.

    Cheers

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      Appah! What freedom for a low-caste Tamil? Freedom only applies to Vellala, but you use the Eastern and up-Country Tamils for your schemes.

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    The headline “It Was Wrong To Label The LTTE As A Terrorist Organization” given to this article is rather misleading and does not correctly reflect the author’s reasonably measured views expressed in this article.

    It is a sad truth that throughout history, freedom fighters had been lumped together under the hated “Terrorists” label. Even fathers of nations like Fidel Castro, and Nelson Mandella had been called terrorists.

    Pitasanna Shanmugathas is right when he says “The historical use of the word “terrorist” clearly indicates that the word is a political tool and is never used in its intended sense”.

    I totally agree with Pitasanna views that “It should be acknowledged, first and foremost, that the LTTE did have legitimate grievances. However, the LTTE’s approach to tackling such grievances was immensely counterproductive and the Tamils are worse off now than they ever were before the civil war. Nevertheless, by labeling the LTTE as a terrorist entity it works to unjustly undermine those grievances.”

    I am in agreement with Pitsanna’s views that ” Prabhakaran was the sole decision maker within the LTTE; as a result, direct engagement with Prabhakaran was a crucial factor in bringing a peaceful end to the civil war.During the Indo-Lanka talks, Prabhakaran voiced frustrations against Rajiv Gandhi for undermining his authority and not directly negotiating with him. Subsequently, Prabhakran felt isolated and coerced by India and he lashed out and conducted an all-out assault against Indian Peacekeeping forces, and consequently innocent Tamils were the victims of the battle.”

    The author has correctly analysed why Prabaharan had become so obsessed with his all or nothing view when he says:

    ” The breakdown of the peace talks and the designation of the LTTE as a terrorist organization by the European Union, United States, Canada, and much of the Western world caused Prabhakaran to feel isolated and he resorted to conducting an all-out assault. Consequently, the civil war ended in a bloody manner with an estimated 40,000 civilians killed during the final stages of the war. Egregious human rights violations were committed by both the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government during the final stages. The LTTE resorted to using its own civilians as human shields during the final stages of the war, with the LTTE shooting Tamils who fled rebel held territory.”

    The problem with the LTTE was that no one could question Prabaharan. His word was law in the LTTE. No one could talk back to Prabaharan or even to other senior LTTE leaders. Even his political advisor Balasingham was known to have been frustrated with the attitude of the LTTE supremo in not listening to his advice.

    LTTE leaders never listened to the views of the members of the Tamil public either. I had a first hand experience with one of the LTTE leaders. I was invited to a meeting held in Batticaloa where LTTE Deputy Leader Mahataya addressed a group of elders and professionals. At this meeting when I told Mahatya that LTTE should not make unilateral decisions on handling the relationship between the Tamils and Muslims, he said to me “we don’t need your advice on this matter. We know what to do”. That was the attitude of the LTTE leaders. They listened to nobody. That eventually led to their deserved destruction. But, unfortunately, the collateral damage was the deaths of thousands of innocent Tamils civilians caught up in the final war.

    The author quotes Solheim to say why Prabaharan’s views were narrow:

    “If Prabhakaran had been able to speak with [leaders] in other nations from Europe, India, United States and other places it would have been a much better strategy,” Solheim stated. Due to the lack of direct engagement with Prabhakaran, Solheim stated, Prabhakaran’s views during the peace process were very narrow.”

    I think Solheim was wrong. No amount of direct engagement or exposure to the views of foreign leaders and diplomats would have changed Prabaharan’s views. He was inflexible.

    Pitsanna Shanmugathas is entirely wrong in his analysis that:

    “If Prabhakaran had been directly educated on the principles and benefits of federalism, it could have paved the way for him to being more open to constitutional reforms as solution to the conflict.
    Western nations needed to have directly engaged with Prabhakaran and taught him about what federalism was. Prabhakaran should have been flown out of the country, on diplomatic immunity, with Western leaders having directly engaged with Prabhakaran on the benefits of federalism. If Western leaders had directly engaged with Prabhakran in such a direct manner, the international community would have put immense pressure on the LTTE to accept a federalist proposal and LTTE front organizations could no longer state that Western governments were ignoring the grievances of the Tamil people.Nonetheless, this level of direct engagement with Prabhakaran did not occur.

    I personally believe that no amount of lecturing or education on the virtues of a federal system of government would have changed Prabaharan or LTTE. For him it was Tamil Eelam or nothing. And I do not believe that Prabaharan was a man who would have bended to international pressure. If that was the case, he would have bended to the pressures that came from India, particularly to the pressures from Rajiv Gandhi to accept the Indo-Sri Lanka Agreement.

    The author is again wrong when he says “Prabhakaran did not understand the necessity of federalism and ignorantly viewed separatism as the only answer.”

    There was no ignorance on the part of Prabaharan. For Prabaharan, his only goal was Tamil Eelam. It was Tamil Eelam or nothing and he strongly believed he could achieve Tamil Eelam. In fact, he would have achieved Tamil Eelam sooner or later if not for the military and diplomatic support extended to the Sri Lanka government by India, United States, Pakistan, China and other countries. Mahinda Rajapakse would not have defeated LTTE if not for the support he received for his government’s war efforts against LTTE from these international actors. Prabaharan’s terrorist tactics and human rights violations contributed in great measure to his downfall. Many Tamils, that include myself, wanted to see the end of LTTE though we knew that the end of LTTE will also be the end of any hope of achieving the reasonable demand for equal rights for Tamils. This is exactly what happened and what is happening.

    To the credit of Prabaharan it must be said that it is his armed might that made pragmatic Sinhala leaders like Chandrika and Ranil to come forward to give in to at least some of the demands of the Tamils. Now that the armed threat is gone, there is absolutely no chance for Tamils to win any of their demands. The history of the past sixty years where moderate Tamil leaders had been cheated repeatedly by the Sinhala leaders will be repeated this time too. Sampanthan & Co will not be able to get anything from Sirisena and Ranil. The much promised new Constitution will not deliver anything tangible to the Tamils.

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      The historical use of the word “terrorist” clearly indicates that the word is a political tool and is never used in its intended sense”.

      If it was not because of that politics, Sinhale Army would have chased out Every Tamil to Tamilnadu.

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        @ Jim Softy

        Actually you will find that most Sinhalese today descend from Tamilnadu aswell.

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          no wonder neither tamil nor sinhaese can ever win a Spelling Bee won by Nadu boys. But like the Bengali (record holders of chill eating in the world) you eat hot stuff- Devils paradise. Thirisanno!!
          USA.

          Go make your Kochi froth tea in the kochi kadde kalpuve.

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      If you want to apply the terrorism laws as they are to be intended then both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE are terrorist entities. It should be acknowledged that even as late as the 1990s the Sri Lankan government was noted by Amnesty international among other agencies as being one of the most notorious nations to conduct the largest number of enforced disappeares. In addition, shouldn’t Premadasa be regarded as a terrorist for providing weapons to the LTTE. And shouldn’t the Sri Lankan government be regarded as terrorist for killing thousands of Sinhalese civilians in an attempt to squash the JVP rebellion. The Sri Lankan government also shelled hospitals and used cluster bombs as stated within UN reports. In addition the Sri Lankan government is also accused of killing Tamil politicians. The LTTE then is also a terrorist for forcibly recruiting children to fight in the war, killing dissidents, forcibly expelling Muslims, using his own civilians as human shields among other violations. If you accept then that actions committed by both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE fall under terrorism then that would be a fair statement. But the use of the word terrorist is not even handed. Therefore, I do not call the Sri Lankan government a a terrorist state and I do not call the LTTE a terrorist entity. But I work to focus on speaking out about crimes committed by both the LTTE and Sri Lankan government. If you want to read my other articles, I have been very critical about crimes committed by the LTTE and GOSL.

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    what a waste of arguments and naivete?
    you mean because VP was not able to grasp the norms of civilized way of doing politics (to drive the Tamils to a long lasting solution) the whole world should have changed itself to únderstand him. He just wanted to be seen himself as Messiah, thats the blatant truth. He wanted to show the world, if other leaders dont see the world through his narrow goggles he would punish them and he demonstrated it with the biggest applause of most Tamils.
    And what if he agreed to a federal solution after much praising of the messiah? would he have become a statesman? He would have became the messiah to a dictator. The biggest mistake of the Tamil popultion of Sri Lanka and diaspora was to accept him as their sole leader or only hope without any génuine analysis or critique. He killed all his critiques indeed. And the results is what we see today, as you say the Tamils (and all other communities) are in a bad shape in Sri Lanka than before the LTTE era, other than the Tamils who saved their asses in the western countries and keep their voices rather low or worser still praising the LTTE and VP. The worse part of the VP era was that he was delibrately distroying the political stance and voice of Tamils and this resulted in the present day situation that the Tamils have a political vaccume in the country and traumatized to engage in politics, which could change their life forever. VP was not other than self centered and self proclaimed terrorist and at one point became not capable of remembering for whom he dtarted the struggle. The Pol Pott of Sr Lanka.

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      In the world, both states and individuals have engaged in terrorist acts , war, civil wars are terroristic acts, State can’t have immunity when it kills innocent people that’s why we are seeing so many conflicts around the globe. In any conflict more than 70% of victims are innocent people ie war or other minor conflicts.

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    I have lots of comments that will be summarised to one.

    What a [Edited out] idiot!

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    You need to visit a psychiatric doctor as soon as possible. Otherwise you will end-up like your family in a foreign land wondering about without any purpose.

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    Whatever brutal and bestial acts the leaders of the majority race perpetrated – either under their very nose or through inconsiderate legislation – on the Tamils they are not acts of terrorism in the eyes of the Sinhalese; they are instead acts of saviours intended to rescue them from the Tamil ‘terrorists’ whereas the acts of the LTTE which had been evolved into what they termed as a terrorist organization as a consequence of decades long state sponsored or state connived oppression and suppression could not be viewed as an outfit fighting against those injustice and misery. Whatever you say, it won’t, I am skeptical yield anything fruitful. They are all anathema to them.

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      Tamils are always hallucinated, love to become eternal victims and always they defend their barbarism inherited simply because they are Tamils.

      Killing innocents, killing devotees inside a temple, killing children, pregnent women are because Tamils have grievances.

      If so, Caste discrimination based killings how are those classified ?

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    Pitasanna Shamugathas is teething……………… Give him a break.
    The next generation of Tigers emerging.
    Another curse for us the Northerners is born.

    Shanmugathasan, leave Sri Lanla Tamil issues to the Sri Lanka tamils.
    You enjoy our blood, sweat & tears.

    For now, let give a MacDonald label or lemon Puff label.

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      his last article was titled “The LTTE’s Forced Recruitment Of Children In Armed Combat “

      I labelled him as “a forcibly recruited child journalist”

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    Machiavellian political leader Ranil is working overtime on the following:
    1)How to take away the authority and powers vested on the president
    2)How to scuttle the efforts of true democratic forces to bring election reforms ( Specifically First past the post system)
    3)How to promote his school buddies and Colombo elites
    4)How to dilute and erase the power of majority Sinhala-Buddhist
    5)How to imprison Buddhist monks
    6)How to eliminate the influence educated Sinhala Professionals
    7)How to deploy ill-gotten wealth of Tamil Diaspora
    8)How to expand his political base through deceits.
    9)How to introduce Federalism to divide Sri Lanka

    The list goes on… in the meanwhile his Tamil Diaspora friends are working on resurrecting LTTE. Ranil and his coterie is paving the way internally and externally for LTTE terrorist to come back to destroy our freedom and peace restored by the heroic armed forces of Sri Lanka. The motive is no different from that of JRJ with respect to JVP Terrorist gang.

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      Brilliant..

      You made my day..

      Hope this will help the Sinhala Buddhists with a bit of money who read and understand English..

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      Dankotuwe Maama “our freedom”.(you mean the freedom of the Sinhalese)… restored by… the heroic armed forces of Sri Lanka”

      where did you get that from.

      your cowardice armed forces of Sri Lanka were struggling for 30 years to get any where near I quote “child soldiers of LTTE” unquote.

      JR Jayewardene brought IPKF …and they ran away

      it was the might of Pakistani and Chinese military and hardware with the intelligence help of USA, Israel, India that defeated LTTE

      the Sri Lankan soldiers were hiding in the bunker… and came out when the war was over .. to torture the innocent civilians and surrendering liberation fighters.

      The price you guys are paying is a complete sell out of your Sovereignty to China, USA and India.

      your motto is “we will sell our Sovereignty to China if that stop federalism.”

      cutting your nose to spite your face.

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        “it was the might of Pakistani and Chinese military and hardware with the intelligence help of USA, Israel, India that defeated LTTE”

        Rajash, By stating the above you have proved that the above countries consider LTTE to be a terrorist entity. Also these countries view LTTE to be a threat to the democracy and free world. Otherwise they would not have come to help Sri Lanka.

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          Dankotuwe Maama “By stating the above you have proved that the above countries consider LTTE to be a terrorist entity. Also these countries view LTTE to be a threat to the democracy and free world. “

          You are wrong.

          All these countries rushed to help Sri Lanka because they didn’t want the other country to get foothold in Sri Lanka.

          Pakistan didn’t want India to have foothold in Sri Lanka
          and vice versa.

          China didn’t want India to have foothold in Sri Lanka
          and vice versa.

          USA didn’t want China to have foothold in Sri Lanka and vice versa.

          It was global politics nothing to do with defeating LTTE.

          Killing Rajiv Gandhi was a colossal global crime. I admit.

          These countries did not help Sri Lanka because they viewed LTTE quote “to be a threat to the democracy and free world” unquote.

          For them LTTE was a small liberation movement confronting Sri Lankan army in the jungles of Sri Lanka….but efficiently and ruthlessly and intelligently.

          They didn’t view LTTE as a threat “to the democracy and free world” in the way they view ISIS.

          This child journalist is writing that VP should have been flown all over the world to teach him federalism. what an idiot.

          What VP and LTTE failed miserably to grasp was global politics. They knew very well about Federalism.

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            You cannot be re-habilitated to live among the peace loving Sri Lankans.

            What you are campaigning to bring LTTE Terrorist organization back into action in Sri Lanka. Your attempts are fruitless because the crimes that LTTE has committed have been witnessed and experienced by many internally and externally.

            So we let you live in your dreams but we the Sinhala people will never ignore your tactics.

            You have said;

            “For them LTTE was a small liberation movement confronting Sri Lankan army in the jungles of Sri Lanka….but efficiently and ruthlessly and intelligently.”

            If you know the meaning of “liberation” you and your mentor VP should have launched your campaign in South India to liberate your homeland Tamil Nadu from the Indian federation; Just like what Bosnians did to liberate their homeland “BOSNIA” from the Federation of Yugoslavia.

            You are trying this at the wrong place. First understand the meaning of sovereign Unitary State.

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              Dankotuwe Maama

              “You cannot be re-habilitated …”
              typical Sinhala mentality…if a Tamil speaks out the truth …he need to be sent to rehabilitation camp

              Dankotuwe Maama
              “you are campaigning to bring LTTE Terrorist organization back into action in Sri Lanka”

              please quote one blog of mine to substantiate this.

              Dankotuwe Maama
              “If you know the meaning of “liberation” you and your mentor VP should have launched your campaign in South India to liberate your homeland Tamil Nadu from the Indian federation”

              now you are talking absolute rubbish

              I note you agree on the geo politics

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                Hi Rajash

                You have said;

                “please quote one blog of mine to substantiate this.”

                It is a good starting point for a useful and productive dialogue between you and I. Thank you for sharing your views.

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    Only Colombo Telegraph will publish this type of trash.

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    Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was an agreement between two countries and not with a particular terrorist organization. Moreover, the purpose of the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was to monitor the activities of Wahabbism which was a threat to India and the whole world. The LTTE failed to realize this situation and was given an opportunity at the Thimpu Talks to stress their grievances. Mention should be made that H.W.Jayawardena was warned by the India’s Foreign Minister when he criticized the concept of the Right to Self-determination. Later, the LTTE made the greatest blunder to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi on Indian soil which had angered the foreign governments.

    The GL-Neelan package was meaningful because the Draft Constitution was based on the Canadian model which if accepted would have dealt a great blow on the LTTE. Moreover, Dr.Neelan Thiruchelvam was commanding the respect of the Sinhalese. These are great missed opportunities by the LTTE.

    As for Thamil Selvan, he is politically immatured. At Geneva, when the Sri Lankan team headed by Dr.Palitha Kohona was inquiring about the grievances from Thamilselvan, he failed to mention about the Right to Self-determination, as a result Eric Solheim and other Western countries were frustrated at his immatured talk. Moreover, no civilized country would will like to have direct engagement with any terrorist organization and this will never occur.

    Even when the Peace Agreement was signed during Ranil Wickremasinghe’s period, it was never signed in the presence of one another. Some person from the UNP, Army Commander and V.Prabakaran signed the Peace Agreement and finally Ranil Wickremasinghe just waived his hand. All three parties to the Peace Agreement were Human Rights violators. To date the contents of the Peace Agreement was not known. The LTTE was busy collecting revenues from goods to and from Jaffna. Has the LTTE ever paid attention to the Right to Self-determination. Causing fear in the minds of the people like the Islamic terrorists was their weapon. Even when Anton Balasingam passed away in England, the Eelam flag was never allowed to place on his body. This is how the Tamils were cheated.

    If a leaders like Sadam Hussain, Col.Gaddaffi etc murder the ethnic communities then it is presume they are committing a crime of humanity. All had torture chambers for purpose of terrorizing the ethnic communities. Likewise the LTTE also had its torture chambers where even the LTTE who are suspected were tortured, in addition to other people of various groups.

    As for Kashmir, mention should be made that Kashmir was once ruled by a Hindu Maharaja and eventually aligned with India. This is history. With the invasion of Muslims over Iran and other countries, Muhammad intimidated and murdered people to propagate his ideology. His actions were based on the actions of ideological and religious terrorism. Since Muslim look to Muhammad as a source of inspiration, Muslims find support for Islamic terroristic activity in the life and teachings of their prophet Muhammad. Islamic Terrorist Organizations use that justification to attack and murder those who differ from them and resort to suicidal bombings not only in their countries, but also in the West. When Muslim terrorists do this, they follow in Muhammad’s footsteps. Jesus condemned those who murder, and Muhammad falls into this category. Likewise the LTTE leader inspired to propagate his ideology of separate Tamil Eelam, when he failed to command the respect of the hill country Tamils and the Tamils in the Western Province. The LTTE was relying on emotional speeches than on diplomacy. They should have realized how Germany and Italy were unified under Bismark and Cavun Cavoor. When the concept of righteousness was never given room in their mind, it is no surprise that the LTTE will resort to measures that will cause fear in the minds of the people. As such it was correct to label the LTTE as a Terrorist Organization.

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      If you want to apply the terrorism laws as they are to be intended then both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE are terrorist entities. It should be acknowledged that even as late as the 1990s the Sri Lankan government was noted by Amnesty international among other agencies as being one of the most notorious nations to conduct the largest number of enforced disappeares. In addition, shouldn’t Premadasa be regarded as a terrorist for providing weapons to the LTTE. And shouldn’t the Sri Lankan government be regarded as terrorist for killing thousands of Sinhalese civilians in an attempt to squash the JVP rebellion. The Sri Lankan government also shelled hospitals and used cluster bombs as stated within UN reports. In addition the Sri Lankan government is also accused of killing Tamil politicians. The LTTE then is also a terrorist for forcibly recruiting children to fight in the war, killing dissidents, forcibly expelling Muslims, using his own civilians as human shields among other violations. If you accept then that actions committed by both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE fall under terrorism then that would be a fair statement. But the use of the word terrorist is not even handed. Therefore, I do not call the Sri Lankan government a a terrorist state and I do not call the LTTE a terrorist entity. But I work to focus on speaking out about crimes committed by both the LTTE and Sri Lankan government. If you want to read my other articles, I have been very critical about crimes committed by the LTTE and GOSL.

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        If you want to read my other articles, I have been very critical about crimes committed by the LTTE and GOSL.

        where?

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      Mr Rajasingham , hats off to you for being neutral , not taking sides by your race , religion or creed , but looking at this nonsensical article and the terrorists who support terrorism by white washing the most brutal , terrorist organization in the world with a megalomaniac terrorist as their leader for the sake of the race they represent. This country is finally at peace for all ethnicities . I feel the people who most suffered by this deadly organization were the tamils themselves. Their children were kidnapped , the daughters had to be married off at very young ages to stop this murderer from forcibly recruiting them , the most respected Tamil politicians who fought for the tamil people were killed brutally by this mad man , but Tamil diaspora , LTTE sympathizers , sit at their computers from their safe havens in Europe and bang their distorted minds in to words on the key boards and try to brain wash innocent people who try to live in peace after a very very long time. For them the LTTE should be revived so that they can continue to show that they are victims and stay on in their safe haven , gathering money from hard working Tamil people who will give money for the sake of safety of their families !! I feel all tamils should stop these people from writing articles that revives terrorism not write words of praise.

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      you are an infant when it comes to Middleastern geopolitics, you have to study life time to understand about middle east and its conflicts. It is called Oil that is the root of all conflicts in middle east.

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    My dear son;

    LTTE is the embodiment, manifestation or the true representation of what is terrorism;

    LTTE defines what terrorism is;

    1)Killing of innocent civilians indiscriminately to achieve political advantage;
    2)Massacres of innocent civilians in thousands in their villages, Men, Women, Children and unborn Children.

    3)Killing of Buddhist monks in thousands

    4)Bombing and assaulting pilgrims in the most sacred Buddhist temples.

    5)Killing of innocent government servants in their offices.

    6)Setting explosives in the mass transit systems; Trains, Busses and Planes

    7)Killing of the PRIME MINISTER of the largest democratic country on earth.

    8)Recruiting of Children as terrorists to achieve political advantages

    9)Introducing very destructive “Suicide Bomber” concept with necessary explosive tools and training to the world.

    9)Introducing “kangaroo courts” to instill fear among own people

    10)Killing of Tamil intellectuals and leaders disagreeing with terror tactics

    11)Ethnic cleansing; killing, burning and looting and terrorizing the minority in the Tamil areas

    12)Financing the murderous activities through drug trafficking

    13)Collecting money at the Hindu temples frequented by Tamils living overseas.

    14)Collecting ransom from Tamil families living overseas.

    15)Use of Human Shields to attack the enemy

    16)Use of Government hospitals and churches to hide the terrorists.
    17) Using school buildings and hospitals as terrorist sleeping cells.

    The list goes on, None of the above are Military Targets. So Son LTTE is the definition of a Terrorist organization. You are highly confused.
    Stay where you are and do not even think about resurrecting LTTE in Sri Lanka. Leave our problems to Tamils living in Sri Lanka. For you it may be an idea to generate revenue and recover the losses since 2009.

    Son, it is a good idea to obtain the services of a good psychiatrist before you destroy yourself.

    Dr. Sivanesan

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      Dear Sivanesan,

      Will it be unfair to ask you to please substantiate some of your claims.

      To make it simpler, let’s consider your first three claims,

      “1)Killing of innocent civilians indiscriminately to achieve political advantage;” This is not as specific as the next two are – too much of subjectivity unlike the next two. So, perhaps, skip this for now.

      The next two are quite specific. Could you provide evidence for the following, with emphasis on your qualification of “Thousands” in both statements.

      “2)Massacres of innocent civilians in thousands in their villages, Men, Women, Children and unborn Children.”

      “3)Killing of Buddhist monks in thousands”

      If you are able to substantiate yourself, that will convince most, even if not all, of LTTE’s terroristic nature.

      On the other hand, if it turns out you cannot, and you were not just mouthing off SL Regime’s propaganda, but in fact going one step further in bootlicking with exaggerations to boot, that will only prove how vile you are, and on more than one count.

      Hope you can provide some credible evidence to prove “thousands” of monks, and “thousands of civilians” were murdered by LTTE.

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        Sivenesan,

        Your silence is quite sufficient to confirm what a gutter snipe you are masquerading as an educated Tamil. A lower form of organism does not exist.

        May god bless your kind!

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      Dear Sivanesan. You put Dr. in front of your name because you are very good doctorate in analysing facts and figures based on evidence. I am not going to deny that LTTE did not do whatever you have listed. This is also applicable to Sinhala Military since 1958.There are number of evidences to proof in addition few other things such as rape as a weapon of war, use of cluster bombs and chemical weapons etc. It is well documented in the findings of the UN investigation as well. However, I doubt whether you got your doctorate without any sort of research or literature review. As Kumar pointed out can you substantiate your statements with references and statistical evidence such as thousands of Buddhist Monks were killed by LTTE. Otherwise, people will question the legitimacy of your statements. Do you want a list of people massacred by Sinhala military and Sinhala thugs since 1948. Do you know who killed SWRD,Vijeya Kumaranatunge, & Lasnatha?

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      Hats off to you Dr Sivanesan. I am proud to have a Tamil colleague like you who represent this noble profession. You have proved that for doctors the only race that exists is the human race , not the race you were born to or the religion you were forced to follow ! Thank you. We need more Tamil intellectuals like you to resurrect this land from terrorists , whichever race or religion they represent. Enough is enough , we need peace . All should get together to hammer the forces who want Terrorism to lift their heads in Sri Lanka again

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        This is a Sinhala racist pretending as Dr Sivanesan. Do not get fooled.

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        Sani

        “I am proud to have a Tamil colleague like you who represent this noble profession.”

        I am disappointed to see there haven’t been any intellectually honest professionals among the Sinhala/Buddhists.

        ” You have proved that for doctors the only race that exists is the human race , not the race you were born to or the religion you were forced to follow !”

        For many the only race that exists is the Sinhala/Buddhists.

        ” We need more Tamil intellectuals like you to resurrect this land from terrorists , whichever race or religion they represent.”

        Actually, we need more intellectuals to liberate Sinhalese and Tamils from Sinhala/Buddhism.

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        “Hats off to you Dr Sivanesan.”

        D;dead, r;rats born with Rat_watte infection. We have special sulpher lined with rat food to stop them breeding.

        “the only race that exists is the human race , “
        north you have addu and maddu race. colombo we had horse races like at N.E.
        Lanka has only one race (noun) Ask him to provide you ostrich treatment it may solve your problem of masquerading as some porriki.

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        you have no understanding about intellect, don’t read something that is beyond your brain capacity.

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      what kind of Doctor are you? Goat Doctor?

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      Hey Phony Doc, how many people were prosecuted for their involvement in racial riots during the period 1958 – 1983? big NONE, it shows your partiality of judgment about terrorism.

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      crimes you have stated definitely fit GOSL not any organizations such as LTTE.

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    Who has written this crap? A budding terrorist or a terrorist that escaped the last battle?

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    Tamil Diaspora break up seems to be complete.

    It is Dalits under PM Kumran.

    And the ex Tiger Suren has total control of the Vellalas, bar the CM Wigneswaran.

    These ex LTTE outfits do not use the real nomenclature for their respective outfits, which are Dalit and Vellala Factions.

    Because they are in the West, where discrimination against anything is taboo except the Havenots, and since late the poor Muslims.

    Uncle Batalanada Ranil is totally devoted to fulfilling the List which the clever .Dankotuwa Mamaama has succinctly listed.

    Vellala Wigneswaran repeated what I have been telling the readers here about Batalanada’s Stealth Bomber Constitution.

    Besides Batalanada Ranil, only Kandy Kirra and Samaraweeran seem to know what this new constitution is?.

    Wigneswaraen himself asked at the “Rise Again Tigers Rally, how Batalanada even with those 225 able legal assistants can do a new Constitution in 12 months.

    And Wiggy is not a Dill when it comes to legal matters.

    Vellala Smabandan and Apprentice Abraham are not interested in settling in a Village Tamil Homeland.t

    Can Surendran’s other party members and supporters repeat what Singapore Mahendran and Aloysious did, if they are confined to a Federal Eelaam even in the North and the East let North on its own..

    KHL is building another Condo Complex in Colombo with 37 Floors this time and over 300 luxury Apartments.

    Starting price for a 2 Bedder is USD Four Hndred Thousand.

    These are not for Sinhala Buddhists are they?.

    May be Malwatta Chapter ones , whom Batalanda Ranil recently identified as a grieved party along with Vellalas and the Anglicans.

    Neither for the ex LTTE members of PM Rudrakumars loyal subjects in New Jersey or even Scarborough.

    So who are the intended customers?,, Where are they from?.

    Our Sinhala Buddhists who suck up to Btalanada Ranil’s UNP have no clue what is being painted in the Big Picture, about the future of our 2500 year old Sinhala Buddhist Nation.

    Which managed to survive in one piece all those long years, without getting split up and destroyed.

    But Batalanada will do a Batista to Srilanka if allowed to continue in the current path.

    But then his Faction ,Colombo Elite , Anglicans and the Vellalas want exactly what he is doing.

    Vellala Wigneswaran seems to understand it, although for different reasons.

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      A wise old owl Silence is security.
      the less you speak the more you listen.
      the more you listen, the more you see.

      suren is toy boy stop raising his profile like mangalam.
      TGTE has no go so your ever loving wiggie has no boot up.

      republican hindu congress.

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    Pitasanna,

    That many powerful countries have been hypocritical in their dealings with other communities or countries is not relevant to the issue.

    During the Ceasefire agreement, when the LTTE was considering abandoning the ceasefire, envoy Yashushi Akashi visited the Vanni to talk to VP directly, but he was kept waiting and then told that there was an important LTTE central committee meeting and Akashi couldn’t meet him.
    Do you think the LTTE was so powerful that they could treat the emissary of the powerful Co-Chairs so cavalierly?

    And I remember that Chris Patten, the ex-Governor of Hong Kong who later became head of the International Crisis Group and Chancellor of the University of Oxford actually met VP and gave him his candid views on why he should have a transformation.

    Even as these powerful foreign nations had blacklisted the LTTE as a terrorist group, which prevented them from dealing with it directly, they were using Norway as the barge pole through which they would touch the LTTE. The latter should have understood the international power balance and the fact that, having antagonized every important and powerful country in the world, the ceasefire was the only chance for the LTTE to survive by transforming itself as a group that was willing to consider a political solution; the alternative was annihilation. It was obvious to all objective observers except for VP and a coterie of his advisers in the Diaspora.

    The problem was that VP had some serious mental illness that prevented him from making any course corrections, but many Tamil people, especially those in the Diaspora, were oblivious of it. In the end, lots of people paid dearly for such madness. So your argument that VP could have been taught about federalism is fanciful; he was simply impervious to reason and always wanted the war.

    Tamils can only complain about the failure by the international community to protect the innocent civilians or prevent war crimes, especially because the world was already aware and had declared that the LTTE conscripted child soldiers and held them against their will.

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      If you want to apply the terrorism laws as they are to be intended both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE are then terrorist entities. It should be acknowledged that even as late as the 1990s the Sri Lankan government was noted by Amnesty international among other agencies as being one of the most notorious nations to conduct the largest number of enforced disappeares. In addition, shouldn’t Premadasa be regarded as a terrorist for providing weapons to the LTTE. And shouldn’t the Sri Lankan government be regarded as terrorist for killing thousands of Sinhalese civilians in an attempt to squash the JVP rebellion. The Sri Lankan government also shelled hospitals and used cluster bombs as stated within UN reports. In addition the Sri Lankan government is also accused of killing Tamil politicians. The LTTE then is also a terrorist for forcibly recruiting children to fight in the war, killing dissidents, forcibly expelling Muslims, using his own civilians as human shields among other violations. If you accept then that actions committed by both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE fall under terrorism then that would be a fair statement. But the use of the word terrorist is not even handed.

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        Pitasanna,

        That Sri Lanka used state terrorism and Tamils have been victims of it is something I have talked about over the years, so I hardly deny that.

        Not only does the world order deny the same privilege for terror to non-state actors, but even terrorist states are careful about attacking targets in another country.

        Would Sri Lanka have dared to attack people in India or America? And not even America would dare to target Vladimir Putin or some other Russian leader on Russian soil even in the face of its aggression against Ukraine or possible attack against a NATO country.

        That is how countries play the game; they use covert operations, special forces, or funding rebels groups inside, in a measured way in order not to get into a frontal confrontation.

        The LTTE in contrast murdered RG on Indian soil, and VP and Pottu Amman were on red notice by Interpol; they might not have have been tagged with the terrorist label if, for instance, they had simply motivated Indian Naxalites to commit such an act on their own soil, but not directly got involved. That would have been equivalent to how powerful countries play the terror game. Moreover powerful countries feared that the LTTE’s suicide bombings would serve as an inspiration to Al Qaeda, even as they recognized that the LTTE’s goals were political and confined to gaining local independence within Sri Lanka, and therefore not illegitimate, unlike the Al Qaeda, whose goal of achieving a cross border Islamic caliphate has always been illegitimate.

        In the post-9/11/2001 world, did the LTTE understand things had fundamentally changed and make even minimal course corrections, such as pledging not to continue suicide bombings, or apologizing to India about the RG assassination?

        At this stage, it is not useful to rehash those issues and worry about labels. While it is undeniable that the Sri Lankan state committed terrorism and war crimes, the LTTE also indulged in atrocities that cannot be justified; the task before Tamil people now is to stay focused on getting justice for those war crimes and other atrocities like disappearances, seek return of lands and full resettlement of IDPs, and to work on a political solution that comes close to federalism within a united Sri Lanka. No pipe dreams.

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          Once you violate the laws of war you are by definition a terrorist entity. Both the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government violated the laws of war. Therefore if international terrorist laws are applied to both LTTE and GOSL both would be terrorist entities. However, I would never call GOSL a terrorist state despite the fact that they have committed terrorist acts under international law because the term terrorism is not used fairly it is mainly used against non-state entities and is not used when state actors engage in terror. Therefore the term terrorism is a political tool.

          If you want to apply the terrorism laws as they are to be intended both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE are then terrorist entities. It should be acknowledged that even as late as the 1990s the Sri Lankan government was noted by Amnesty international among other agencies as being one of the most notorious nations to conduct the largest number of enforced disappeares. In addition, shouldn’t Premadasa be regarded as a terrorist for providing weapons to the LTTE. And shouldn’t the Sri Lankan government be regarded as terrorist for killing thousands of Sinhalese civilians in an attempt to squash the JVP rebellion. The Sri Lankan government also shelled hospitals and used cluster bombs as stated within UN reports. In addition the Sri Lankan government is also accused of killing Tamil politicians. The LTTE then is also a terrorist for forcibly recruiting children to fight in the war, killing dissidents, forcibly expelling Muslims, using his own civilians as human shields among other violations. If you accept then that actions committed by both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE fall under terrorism then that would be a fair statement. But the use of the word terrorist is not even handed.

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        Did Premadasa give weapons to LTTE Terrorists …How cool.

        No wonder Batalanada Ranil the UP PM is on the verge of giving TNA Sambanadan, the Vellala Eelaam on the instructions of Diaspora Surendran .

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          KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

          “No wonder Batalanada Ranil the UP PM is on the verge of giving TNA Sambanadan, the Vellala Eelaam on the instructions of Diaspora Surendran .”

          Why did MR give millions of rupees to a terrorist in chief?

          Where did get the money from?

          Do know ballot rigging, money laundering and dealing with terrorists are illegal?

          Do you need to carry MR’s b***s for living?

          I have always suspected you see the world through RW’s backside.

          What does make you happy and contented?

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    “We are fully aware that the world is not rotating on the axis of human justice. Every country in this world advances its own interests. It is the economic and trade interests that determine the order of the present world, not the moral law of justice nor the rights of people. International relations and diplomacy between countries are determined by such interests. Therefore we cannot expect an immediate recognition of the moral legitimacy of our cause by the international community.”
    http://tamilnation.co/ltte/vp/mahaveerar/vp93.htm

    “We are freedom fighters. The Sinhala state terrorists, who have failed in their efforts to crush our freedom movement for the last two decades, branded our liberation struggle as terrorism. Misguided by the false and malicious propaganda of the Sri Lanka state some of the world governments have included our liberation movement in their list of international terrorist organisations. This is regrettable and disappointing. These decisions have a negative impact. They have been made in haste, without deep insight into the historicity and legitimacy of our struggle for self-determination. It sends a wrong message to the Sinhala racist rulers. It will further harden their hard-line, intransigent attitude. It will encourage their policy of military repression. On the whole, the actions of some of the Western governments will seriously impede a political solution through peaceful means and further complicate the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. All the member countries of the United Nations have joined the alliance in the war against terrorism spearheaded by the Western powers. Some of the repressive states with a notorious history of racist oppression and gross human rights violations have joined this global alliance against terror. In this context we wish to confine our remarks only to the Sri Lanka state. This government, holding one of the highest records of human rights violations amounting to genocide, has now joined the international alliance against terrorism. This is a dangerous trend in the emerging new world order. This new trend is also posing a threat to the legitimate political struggles of the oppressed humanity subjected to state terror.” http://www.tamilnation.co/ltte/vp/mahaveerar/vp01.htm

    “We are disappointed and sad to note that some international governments, having been influenced by this false propaganda, continue to retain our organisation on their terrorist list. Biased positions taken by powerful nations acting as guardians of the peace process, in excluding and alienating our liberation organisation as a ‘terrorist outfit’ and supporting the interests of the Sri Lankan state, severely affected the balance of power relations between the parties in conflict at the peace negotiations. This pro-state bias constrained our liberty to choose our own political status. This partiality finally became one of the causes for the collapse of the peace talks. There is no clear, coherent, globally acceptable definition of the concept of terrorism. As such, just and reasonable political struggles fought for righteous causes are also branded as terrorism. Even authentic liberation movements struggling against racist oppression are denounced as terrorist outfits. In the current global campaign against terror, state terrorism always finds its escape route and those who fight against state terror are condemned as terrorists. Our liberation organisation is also facing a similar plight.” http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=%252013&artid=16429

    – VP, national leader of Tamil Eelam

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      What does VP stand for? [Edited out]

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        Morally it stands for Sole de Hitler with
        Rajapakse Monster Rajuthuma koss atta.

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        Taraki

        “What does VP stand for? [Edited out]”

        Vellupillai Prabaharan.

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    Sinhalese, both civilians and the government, are nothing but bloodthirsty terrorists. They are the aggressors who initiated violence way back in the 50s. Their repeated anti-Tamil pogroms inevitably created the LTTE.

    If LTTE was hellbent on separatism instead of a federal solution, why did they propose Interim Self Governing Authority and why did Sinhalese fail to compromise?

    The Interim Self Governing Authority was a proposal issued on October 2003 by the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of Sri Lanka for power sharing in the north and east of Sri Lanka. The proposals were made in-lieu of the LTTE renouncing its claim for an independent country called Tamil Eelam for the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people.

    International reaction to the LTTE’s proposals was generally positive. US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage gave a cautious welcome, saying that the proposal is “the first time I have seen such a comprehensive delineation of the aspirations of the LTTE…it is significant”.[6] The European Union’s Head of Mission in Colombo welcomed the proposals as an “important step forward in the peace process”.[7]

    Sri Lankan reaction was mixed. The GOSL reacted by stating that the proposal “differs in fundamental respects from the proposals submitted by the GOSL. The GOSL is convinced that the way forward lies through direct discussion of the issues arising from both sets of proposals”.[8] The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the main political party representing Sri Lankan Tamils, welcomed the proposals positively. R. Sampanthan, leader of the TNA, said “The ISGA proposal..bears historical importance in the political history of Tamils in the island. The ISGA provides a base to find a permanent political solution to the Tamil national question”.[9] The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main opposition party in the Sri Lankan Parliament, expressed grave concern over ISGA proposals saying “”it will never be a party to robbing the people of Sri Lanka of their sovereignty.[10] Reaction from Sri Lankan nationalists, led by the People’s Liberation Front (JVP), was very hostile – they considered the LTTE’s proposals de facto Tamil Eelam. The JVP said the proposals deserve no discussions with any one and should be thrown into waste paper basket. The JVP pointed out that the proposal contained all powers required for a separate state in the island.[11] The Sihala Urumaya (SU) appealed to the UNF government to terminate the peace talks with LTTE on the basis of the contents of the proposals, which the SU said will lead to the formation of a separate state.[12]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interim_Self_Governing_Authority

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    @ Jim Softy

    Actually you will find that most Sinhalese today descend from Tamilnadu aswell.

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    If a person is chastised they say they are victims and the chastiser a terrorist. Opportunistic wrong doers take the opportunity to their advantage. All the drug dealers will take the Philippine President to the war crime tribunal or to the court in Rome. If the King does a wrong he is a Hero. You need a Mafia medias support also. To get asylum claim There are lot of made victims and terrorists. The members of Terror groups who committed terrorist activities are also sitting under the banner of refugees. Fact is Fact and truth is truth.

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      If you want to apply the terrorism laws as they are to be intended then both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE are terrorist entities. It should be acknowledged that even as late as the 1990s the Sri Lankan government was noted by Amnesty international among other agencies as being one of the most notorious nations to conduct the largest number of enforced disappeares. In addition, shouldn’t Premadasa be regarded as a terrorist for providing weapons to the LTTE. And shouldn’t the Sri Lankan government be regarded as terrorist for killing thousands of Sinhalese civilians in an attempt to squash the JVP rebellion. The Sri Lankan government also shelled hospitals and used cluster bombs as stated within UN reports. In addition the Sri Lankan government is also accused of killing Tamil politicians. The LTTE then is also a terrorist for forcibly recruiting children to fight in the war, killing dissidents, forcibly expelling Muslims, using his own civilians as human shields among other violations. If you accept then that actions committed by both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE fall under terrorism then that would be a fair statement. But the use of the word terrorist is not even handed. Therefore, I do not call the Sri Lankan government a a terrorist state and I do not call the LTTE a terrorist entity. But I work to focus on speaking out about crimes committed by both the LTTE and Sri Lankan government. If you want to read my other articles, I have been very critical about crimes committed by the LTTE and GOSL.

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        Ouch, Steam roller has turned Robin Hood to ribbon.

        The Hood is the hood; there are only hoodlums in the hood.

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    Pittassana
    You have been playing too much of violent video games.
    That is why you think real life violence is only fun!

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    LTTE was born out of state terrorism. LTTE was formed for legitimate reasons to counter the terror unleashed by the successive governments of SL and the Sinhala Buddhist majority on the Tamil minority. Initially that was the reason it was formed. Then LTTE itself turned to terror tactics killing innocent Tamils who voiced their opinions, people who did not toe the LTTE line, LTTE branded them traitors and killed them. The Tamils agreed it was ok for LTTE to murder people who stood against them. Case in point is the killing of the SJC Principal in 1985. These hoodlums from the LTTE with Kittu’s approval murdered this decent man in cold blood and made up many allegations against him, which were all false. Having said that, USA’s actions don’t define what terrorism is. Terrorism is clearly defined in the Oxford Dictionary. What USA has done to south/central America and South east Asia is terorrism. Merely because they don’t call it as such, does not mean the definition is incorrect. So please stop defending the actions of the LTTE. They were very genuine in their creation, but they eventually operated as a terror group.

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      “”LTTE was born out of state terrorism.””

      without genes how come there is birth?/

      driving away the hard working estate Tamils- English never say never because you never know.(English is not native to the populace or fathers of the nation)
      (they climbed like goats where others refused and machines can’t operate.

      when you look up an spit it falls on you- stupid Tamils of Ceylon- Vaddukoddai (Tamil: வட்டுக்கோட்டை – Hydrocele-the accumulation of serous fluid in a body sac.

      “”They were very genuine in their creation, but they eventually operated as a terror group. “”
      Sociopath!!!

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      Tamil from north,

      many states kill their own citizens when person or persons commit heinous crimes against citizens or state, Please tell me where was the Srilankan state hiding during many riots Tamils were murdered, robbed, pillaged and raped, we Tamils don’t have moral rights to take law into our own hands? SJC principal Ananadarajah should have been wise enough not to allow its cricket team play against army while army was engaging in killing innocent Tamils.

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        karikalan, you are simply a twin of Sinhala nut bags on the Tamil side. Read exactly what I wrote word by word, then you will understand what my intentions were. CE Anandarajan was killed not because he played a cricket match, LTTE planned to murder him long before that but could not carry out the murder as they were too scared to kill someone of that stature without reasoning. Kittu that short little midget, killed the Principal because he wanted to show how powerful the LTTE was, and felt he was standing in the way of their agenda. It is a disgrace that you justify the murder of an innocent man but throwing in the match story, which is a bloody lame excuse. I don’t think you would say this if he was your Dad, would you?

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    This fellow Shanmugathas represents the Tamil Diaspora. He is not a childish author at all he knows only LTTE and its terror tactics.

    Ranil Wickramasinghe and Mangala Samaraweera are well known to facilitate the arrival of this LTTE gang in Sri Lanka. All were given dual citizenships and were invited to start whatever their enterprises within a very short span of time.

    It is worth noticing that right now, Ranil, Chandrika and Mangi are the darlings of this group which this fellow Shanmugathas represents.

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    When the butts of Tamil terrorists are hurt, their musings can be exceptionally hilarious!

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    LTTE were freedom fighters fighting SINKALA TERROR which continues unabated to this day.

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      The LTTE were cowards and traitors, hiding behind women and children betraying the Tamil people and sending them to their deaths, that attitude continues amongst the diaspora Tamils to this day.

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        Taraki

        “The LTTE were cowards and traitors, hiding behind women and children betraying the Tamil people and sending them to their deaths, that attitude continues amongst the diaspora Tamils to this day.”

        The LTTE was no different to the cowards who call themselves the guardian of this island. When the alien IPKF invaded and then killed civilian, raped women, looted the poor this patriotic cowards were hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bump.

        Why did not they kick the IPKF out of the island? It was left to VP to sent the invading army back to where they came from, while the Sri Lankan armed forces were supplying arms ammunition to the LTTE to fight Hinidans.

        What was Gota doing at the time of Hinidian occupation of this island. Did he keep killing innocent people and burying the dead body all over Sri Lanka including Matale?

        Then he ran away to Uncle Sam’s own country.

        Can I buy you a kite?

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