30 November, 2020

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Jeyakumari Released

Human rights defender Balendran Jeyakumari has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrate Court a short while ago.

Jeyakumari

Jeyakumari

When she was granted bail, the Magistrate had imposed strict conditions, which included a ban on foreign travels and has been ordered to report to the Police each month.

It was just a few weeks ago that Jeyakumari’s daughter Vibhooshika wrote to President Sirisena pleading for her mother’s release. Colombo Telegraph reported earlier this week that the government is considering her release to coincide with the Indian premier’s visit by the end of the week.

Jeyakumari (50) who was an avid human rights defender, was arrested last year in March under charges of harboring Gobi – an individual whom the previous government claimed was attempting to revive the LTTE in the country. She was thereafter detained in the Boossa camp without any charges filed against her while her young daughter was handed over to the care of the Probation department. She has been released after 362 days since her detention.

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    ‘Human rights defender’.. ha ha aha That Term it self is a joke to describe these people. Funny how many Groups Both domestic and around the world who gave FULL UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT to a facist Terrorist DEATH CULT, today class them as HUMAN RIGHT defenders. The most Over Abused words today are Democracy, Freedom, Human rights and Jihad

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      Why do u care Mr Whoever, even Gov doesn’t have any charge. SLGov will appreciate u if u have any evidence, since they are waiting for 362 days. By the way, do u know what is the meaning of Fascist!

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        Do you expect him to know. Poor fellow is trying to put together a few words according to his capacity. We all must encourage him however foolish his writing may sound. This is all part of education.

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          An attempt for resurgence of terrorism in Sri Lanka surfaced in general area Pallai in the Jaffna Peninsula calling for launching another phase of the LTTE struggle for a separate state. The information on several key suspects who were leading the campaign for resurgence of the LTTE also surfaced. Investigators made several arrests that led to recovery of arms, ammunitions, explosives and other material that were in their possession.

          It was also revealed that this local group was functioning under the instructions of LTTE leaders Nediyawan and Vinayagam who are based in Europe. They were preparing the ground for another armed struggle. Immediate objectives of the local group included the recovery or war like material dumped by the LTTE during retreat, re-establishment of LTTE intelligence network, regrouping of the potential cadre including those rehabilitated, collecting information on potential targets including in other provinces.

          Investigations revealed that the funds for these activities that came from Europe were being transferred using Hawala system which is an illegal system for money transfer widely used in the subcontinent. It was also revealed that many safe houses, vehicles and other resources required for resurgence of the LTTE had been procured by them using this money.

          Three local leaders in the attempted resurgence of the LTTE were identified as Sundaralingam Kajeepan @ Thevihan (who was involved in aerial attacks on Anuradhapura Air Base and Kollonnawa Petroleum Storage in year 2007), Selvanayagam Kajeepan @ Gobi, Navarathnam Navaneethan @ Appan. Investigators trailing these local leaders made several arrests of second and third tier cadre. In one attempt on 13 March 2014 one of the suspected leaders known as Gobi escaped after shooting a police officer.

          Volume of information that came pouring from the peace loving local public who did not approve of any attempt of resurgence of the LTTE helped investigations in a large measure. The general area where the three leaders, i.e Thevihan, Gobi and Appan were hiding was identified. On 10 April 2014 troops in a search operation in the jungle area off Padaviya recovered four back-packs containing rations, medicine, cloths, etc… believed to be used by the suspects.

          The identified area was surrounded. In the early hours of 11 April 2014 three armed suspects who attempted to escape the area confronted the troops in the cordon. All three were killed and two of the dead were later identified as Sundaralingam Kajeepan @ Thevihan, and Selvanayagam Kajeepan @ Gobi. The third is yet to be identified, but is believed to be that of Navaratnam Navaneethan @ Appan.

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            Jeyakumari is not even a human rights defender.She is an ordinary woman looking for her son who was thought to have been dead until his photo appeared in a government publication as receiving vocational training at a rehabilitation center.As the authorities did not relent,she joined demonstrations and agitations for missing persons.She and her 12 year old daughter came into focus when they gave interviews to media when British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Jaffna during CHOGM.

            Unable stomach the righteous allegations leveled by Jeyakumari, the TID arrested her on false allegations viz. assisting the regrouping of LTTE.How on earth this pitiable woman in search of her missing son could be charged or linked with such serious activity? Could a mother be faulted for agitating for the return of her son whose involuntary disapearance was caused by the State?

            There is ample evidence that the three persons including Gobi and Appan who were allegedly killed on 11th April 2014 in a confrontation with the Army had been in fact were arrested by TID and kept in custody one month prior to the so called confrontation.This is nothing but cold blooded murder by Gota’s government in order to propagate a theory of regrouping of LTTE.It was also convenient ploy for the murderous TID outfit to justify it’s existence,to facilitate ransom killings,torture, kappan,robbery,sexual abuse and extortion, bribery etc. TID is nothing but a criminal outfit that ought to be outlawed.

            So much for Supun’s tall story copied direct from Gota’s Defence website.

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        Really. This terrorist supporter should have thought about her Daughter before she gave shelter and support to a Known LTTE operative who returned from France to carry out the fight. Why did she store weapons and this person at her house??? why lie to the police in the first place when questioned. Ohh Please enough of this bogus heart break.

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      Raja

      “Funny how many Groups Both domestic and around the world who gave FULL UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT to a facist Terrorist DEATH CULT, today class them as HUMAN RIGHT defenders.”

      Thanks for reminding us of the dark ages of MR reign of terror. Mind you MR used to be human right champion too.

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        Native Vedda

        Just like GITMO. But why didnt these people who backed int Unhcr probe against SL also commit to see the people detained over 10 years without charge in usa Gitmo under torture be freed or charged. But USA lawmakers say guit by association

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      Even the real, actual, natural, original… beast the lion in wildness have shown sympathy for its victims.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_nTLtrsLeg

      But not the lion race, the Sinhala Intellectuals, who studies the western “Law and Justice”. From 1948, Sinhala Intellectuals not ready for “Justice”. This is the case of the Balachchandran who was caught in the hands of Colombo Sinhala Intellectuals. This is what Vibushia has been seeing for her entire small life. The letter appeared in the CT was telling only a part of the pain she was(is) going through.

      Jayakumari was not allowed to attend her daughter’s Sari ceremony. I have described it somewhere else (in Tamil). What a painful indecent it is for this child.

      http://www.yarl.com/forum3/index.php?/topic/154682-தாயில்லாமலே-நடைபெற்ற-விபூசிகா/?p=1090529

      The word “Justice” have been made a joke by the Sinhala Intellectuals.

      The man who ordered to kill Balachandran is walking free. He was the fountain of nightmares started from 2008.

      The Media which brought out MIG purchase corruption has pleaded excuse. Bother prince exempted from arrest for Ranil’s win in the next election with out hindrance. In this type of UNP and SLFP election gimmicks, IC is waiting until September to see what the Lankave going to do for Tamils’ justice.

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      If Jayakumari should be kept that long. Werrawanse and the like should be jailed for years. All the harm Weerawansa has made to lanken society is not even explainable. he is the most abusive man in lanken parliament cheating the nation even today abusing the freedom to core.

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      Yea Gota is your human rights defender. Remember all those humanitarian operations.

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      “”The most Over Abused words today are Democracy, Freedom,
      Human rights and Jihad “

      Raja,
      coconut head- viet cong- bannanas don’t grow on Coconut or Palmyra palm.
      your bannana has got a cold make a noise like pong. quite a Phew!!

      kuppe thami raja blood hound get the fu** of the streets..

      the most abused word is `sovereignty of the people`
      freedom carries responsibility and it is plucked never gifted (lankans hid in tamil nadu wowlas- JR NM Colvin banda JVP the whole lot of coconut heads)

      the state has non your passport is not fit the vale in
      toilet paper and the flag is fit as a toilet wipe.

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    Hope the mother and daughter has a happy re-union. Even though she is released, she has to report to he Police every month.. why I wonder when she HAS not been charged and sentenced. What is the point of releasing her? she is kind of under house arrest with a security band around her feet or hands that is monitored by authorities and her freedom of movement is restricted…… how sad if this can be happening to a Human Rights activist, what would happen to ordinary citizens? Will she EVER be free? IF she is accused of crime, prove her guilty and sentence her, IF not let her go without restrictions…

  • 15
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    A welcome first step. The mother and daughter will now be able to live together. Let the courts decide whether there is evidence to incarcerate her. If Duminda Silva can roam free, why cannot this poor victim of a nasty war, who was demanding the return of her lost son?

    Let the advent, adventures and demise of ‘ Gopi’ be revealed in the courts!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      You don’t mention LTTE leader KP roaming free !

      I wonder why Pathmanathan who is on Interpol’s most wanted list is not under arrest ……

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        He is not roaming. He is groomed by the government to a be a SL leader

      • 7
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        “”I wonder why Pathmanathan who is on Interpol’s most wanted list is not under arrest …… “”

        it’s too late for the shills at RAW and south block would be exposed at first sight.
        passports were handled and adjusted by the many ltte trained mules who used the EU concept of free travel to advantage.

        Who is Sajith to go for that stupidity or DR RN cant bring back his loved ones to life.

        Rhaul lamented at tamil nadu for his fathers justiuce and the sky fell on jaffna and nandi kadal may 2009.

        Solli po mella po!

  • 13
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    Wonder of Asia. Detained without any charge for one year, but need to report Police every month like criminal. Again what is the charge? Justice served.

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    Human Rights activist??? What a joke. She harboured a terrorist and had to answer for it. However keeping her for 362 without facing any charge was disgraceful.

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      If she was harbouring why not charge her for 362 days. Only thing she did was to run up to Cameron and try to complain. The Tooters and robbers like of Gota are safeguarded by Ranil. But a mother whose fault was to find her missing son should report to police station every week and can not travel abroad and complain to UNHRC and jeopardise the postponement of release of reports.This is the government traitorous Sumanthiran wants respect be given

    • 1
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      how about those who are harboring KP Karuna Pilaiyan and go. Are they human rights activist or government advisers for carrying out humanitarian operations. Do they have to report to police station or Police chief has to report to them every day

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      MAHINDA HARBOURED THE LEADER OF THE LTTE , KARUNA BY GRANTING HIM MINISTERIAL POST.

      JEYAKUMARI GAVE BREAKFAST TO A TAMIL BOY ACCUSED BY THE SECURITY FORCES AND HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED LATER.

  • 5
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    Snowden – whilst what you are say would make inherent sense in most normal countries, in Sri Lanka it clearly doesn’t. Hence the need for international scrutiny until Sri Lanka establishes international standards for accountability and justice.

  • 5
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    Dear Tea Cult

    How do you know that this person did or didn’t do what she is accused of. Why wasn’t she given a trial so we could see what information the Govt actually had on her

    I don’t know whether she is guilty or not but she does deserve a trial

    I hate these people who think they know what happened by just reading an article.

    But if she is under suspision it is not unreasonable to impound her passport and ask to report to the police station hopefully the investigation can be completed even after a year

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      This case was taken up suddenly.Attorney General’s office was sleeping until Mr. Modi decided to come. Hmmm???

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    The mother and daughter can live together. Thank God, she has not been given 20 years RI like Tissa.

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    I remember a story, when I was returning to middle east after my holiday at katunayaka army stopped me and found a small mistake , my date of birth in my ID was different which I know but did not bother to change. The Singhalese driver told me to give some money, it was dark and I had few small notes only(worth less) still I rolled it and gave it to the army, then he said yanda, yanda, kaadavath pennadepa. There is a saying in tamil, even though he tripped and fallen to the floor there is no sand in his moustache. Like wise the government does not want to accept MR $ Gotha’s fault in arresting her with fabricated charges and told that innocent poor lady to sign in a police station. These people will never become civilised. If Mithiri is a genuine person he should release all prisoners because all of them are with fabricated evidence in 4th floor – any body will sign a blank sheet.

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    If MARA, GORA, Duminda, Mervyn, Yoshita can freely roam the country, why should a person who was not charged and held for an year without charges should report to the police. First of all the govt. should apologize for the CRIME OF IMPRISONING her without a charge or keeping her in jail!

    Whover killed Gopi, or ordered the killing should be arrested too.

    It is obvious that she was arrested and imprisoned just because she is a Tamil.

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      Hopi was a figment of imagination created by Gota to arrest Jeyakumari.

  • 7
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    Rajesh – Gopi case is a fabricated one but they have used some innocent person as gene pig and killed him. Independent judiciary have to investigate and provide a genuine judgment – lets see.

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      Absolutely I agree 100%

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    The Magistrate who imposed conditions on the lady was acting unlawfully as no one knows with what she is charged. She has been kept in prison illegally for one year. Did the Magistrate find out why she had been so kept and at whose orders before releasing her.? The judges in Sri Lanka do not understand basic notions of the law. These are the guys who are going to try the war crimes. It is all a joke. We need a giant sweep of this giant mess created by Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinists. It was Sinhala only for the common man and the high life for the Sinhala leaders and their progeny.

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    The “evidence” against Jeyakumari will probably not survive judicial scrutiny in a court of law on cross examination of the armymen involved in the incident where she is supposed to have allowed this “Gopi” to hide in her home, and the subsequent events of killings of Gopi and two minor tamil employees of the army in jungles of the north, as reported earlier.
    The story of Gopi and two others searching for buried LTTE arms caches using stolen mine detectors is a figment of army’s imagination.
    If this was not so, the army/attorney general would have requested an early date for trial.
    There are 257 more citizens against whom evidence is doubtful.
    They too should be released on bail – else it will be an infringement of their rights as citizens.

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    Even after almost a year if they cannot file charges I don’t think the govt has anything other than manufacturing some crime to fit the charges.
    If the govt truly believes in honest reconciliation between the two communities it should have an impartial investigation and hold the responsible party accountable.
    This is just one case how many more are there. Do you think this lady’s daughter will ever trust the govt or majority community?

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    How pathetic can a nation become by incarcerating a woman such as Jeyakumari for a year without producing any evidence. Unless one is super stupid they will know she was only demanding answers to legitimate questions. Questions that unfortunately made MARA’s government squirm. How pathetic to have trumped up an imaginary LTTE reviver by the name of Gobi.

    To have put her in custody is a national shame.

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      she was a creation by all sides to the conflict without her advertising her self but a mother of tiger kids- a danger to society.

      its the same as as media and trolls all alike (just to follow sheep like crossing the zebra) creating raja passa as king of lanka- and he doing the whole hog even stealing the sword saying no Mahayana but carrying the thunder bolt Dorje.

      at all her protest the paramilitary was watching her closely while the other women were mute and her daughter howling like a basket girl.

  • 2
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    “Former Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says he has always stood by the law and not done anything illegal.”

    LOL

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    ARREST OF JEYAKUMARI WHO IS DEMANDING JUSTICE IS A CRIME COMMITTED BY THE MR REGIME. 5 TAMIL YOUTHS KILLED BY THE SECURITY FORCES IN TRINCOMALEE POINT BLANK RANGE ARE NOW SCOT FREE.WHERE IS JUSTICE?

    JEYAKUMARI WHO GAVE FOOD TO A TAMIL BOY WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE AND INCACERATED FOR 365 DAYS BY CAREFULLY PLANNED PLOT BY GOTHA.

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    Immidiate relese of all political prosnors is necessary. This will help release of violations during the last state of war persernal to be released after consideration of different aspects. The underlings are not responsible for the bosses.

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      SHAME ON YOU MR & GOTHA. VISITING TEMPLES-KOVILS WILL NOT ERASE ALL YOUR CRIMES YOU GUYS COMMITTED. THE GODS ARE REALLY ANGRY WITH YOU AND IF THERE IS A GOD SURE HE WILL NEVER PARDON YOUR EVILS YOU ALL COMMITTED.

      OVER 100,000 WIDOWS IN THE NORTH AND EAST ACCORDING TO UN STATISTICS. OVER 35,000 ORPHENS. OVER 25,000 DISABLED PERSONS IN ADDITION MENTALLY ILL PERSONS AS THE RESULT OF THIS WAR.

      THE PRESENT GOVT. SHOULD GIVE PRIORITY TO THESE BEFORE NATIONAL RE-CONSILIATION.

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