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Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran - PM – TGTE

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – PM – TGTE

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam expresses its profound disappointment at the announcement yesterday by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights that he has sought to delay an important report into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, a report the Human Rights Council originally directed in Resolution 25/1 be filed this March.[1] The report by the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) was to be a “comprehensive report” into past and ongoing human rights abuses. In its March 2014 Resolution, the Human Rights Council “express[ed] serious concern at continuing reports of violations of human rights in Sri Lanka, including sexual and gender-based violence, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, [and] torture…”

Despite the seriousness of the issue, High Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein announced yesterday that the report would not be presented to the Human Rights Council as scheduled, but six months later. The Human Rights Council has already placed a discussion of the report on the agenda for its 28th Session in March 2015.[2] In his statement the High Commissioner said:

There are good arguments for sticking to the original timetable, and there are also strong arguments for deferring the report’s consideration a bit longer, given the changing context in Sri Lanka, and the possibility that important new information may emerge which will strengthen the report.[3]

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam is not aware of the High Commissioner consulting with the victims of past or ongoing abuses regarding this delay. In fact, to the contrary, the Northern Provincial Council last week unanimously passed a resolution urging OISL to investigate and report on the crime of genocide in its March 2015 report.[4]

The High Commissioner based his request on the erroneous belief that the recent elections in Sri Lanka have heralded a new era. This ignores the fact that current president, Maithripala Sirisena, was acting defense minister during the Mullaivaikkal massacre and the then army commander, Lt. General Sarath Fonseka, is currently the president’s defense advisor – both men have little incentive to earnestly cooperate with OISL.

Resolution 25/1 addressed the repeated failures of the Sri Lankan government to credibly investigate the crimes committed against the Tamil people and “conclu[ded] that national mechanisms have consistently failed to establish the truth and to achieve justice.” The recent unspecified commitments of the Sri Lanka government do not merit the delay of this important report and related discussions before the Council in March.

There is no valid basis for postponing the OISL report or a discussion on ongoing human rights abuses or accountability for past abuses. The more appropriate course would require the report be filed as scheduled and then allow the newly elected government to make submissions regarding OISL’s findings and recommendations at the 28th Session. The Council could then have, in a transparent manner that acknowledged past and present victims, considered whether additional time might advance the causes of peace and justice. Regrettably, the course of action adopted by the Council not only delays justice for the victims of these abuses but further endangers current victims.

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam implores the Human Rights Council to reverse its decision to grant the request of the High Commissioner and require the report to be filed as originally mandated. In the alternative, the Transnational Government requests that the High Commissioner be asked to provide an oral report to the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council followed by a full and transparent discussion of the issue.

The Thirst of Tamils is Tamil Eelam


[1] See, Human Rights Council, Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka, A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1 (26 March 2014.

[2] See, Human Rights Council, Annotations to the Agenda for the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council, A/HRC/28/1 (27 January 2015).

[3] OHCHR, Zeid Requests” One Time Only” Deferral of Key Report on Sri Lanka Conflict, 16 February 2015; available at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=15574&LangID=E

[4] Northern Provincial Council, Resolution, 8 February 2015.

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    The Thirst of Tamils is to live honourably and peacefully in Sri Lanka.
    The use of the word Tamil Eelam will never bring peace to Tamils in Sri Lanka. This is promoted by the Tamil Diaspora. Please go back to Jaffna and face the reality!
    This UNHCR resolution is another report which will not help the Tamils in Jaffna. Good for reading by the Tamil Diaspora?
    Ex Eelath Thamilan.

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      Reality is NPC has passed resolution that the war was genocide and the state no matter who is power have been anti-tamil and pro Sinhalese in their policies.If you are so confident that Tamils reject Tamil Eelam why not have referendum to prove it

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        that NPS resolution is to FOOL TAMILs. Tamil politicians are very good at fooling Tamils. Pabakaran did that. TGTE is doing that. KarunAnidhi and Jayalalitha are excellent in that.

        there will be a election in the NPC very soon. So, TNA was waiting to say that they resolution worked. Now, unfortunately, because of the new govt, USA postponed it.so, it is postponed at least until the election is over. So, TNA was fooled agaain.

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      Dear Rudra Anna. We the Eelam Tamils have enough of press releases by TNGTE. I am sickened with your inaction. We need action. You should by now get act together to train the next bunch of eelam fighters for the next phase of war. Instead, you pathetic low life is having a gala time from our contribution to the Eelam cause. Had our great Thalaivar is alive, I assure that he would have hot iron rod in your rectum. You are pathetic and should resign and appoint Nediyawan Thambi in your place. If you keep on selling our cause, you will face the same fate of the traitors of Elam cause, from Amirthalingam to Mahattaya.

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        Let me put a proposition to you. You take the first gun and march in the Northern front. Your friend Nediyawan can follow suit. Get shot by a regime who will immediately brand you a terrorist, a label the other countries did not have nay problem in attesting. Don’t worry, you will become a martyr and be rest assured, we will pray for you year after year. The Tamils will erect a statue in your name. Your name will live for centuries to come. Shall the game begin?

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          My Tamilian Brother ( assuming you are a patriotic Eelam Tamil). You should not shirk your responsibility. Tamil Eelam is for your children and their children’s children and their children’s children ….
          Eelam Tamils should see an end to the task of our Great Thalaivar begin. We should give the leadership to real Tamils not the pimps and cupboys who sneaked to the leadership through the rear door.
          This is my plan
          We should assemble two thousand patriotic Tamil young boys from Canada and Western Europe ( there again we will have to give primacy to UK in our recruitment drive) and make a landing in a secrete location in the North.
          Castro had only a few dozens when they first landed in Siera Mestra.
          Then our patriotic boys secure the beach head, we will send an unceasing wave of patriotic Eelam Tamils from Canada and Europe.
          Then we will launch the Eelam war five and retake the entire North in one simultaneous attack.

          My problem is rather than preparing for the next battle Rudrakumar is blowing our contribution is in his high flying life.

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            “”You should not shirk your responsibility.””

            ʘʘ smelly karawadu when will you ever learn that your ego has no place on civilized earth- its always a minority that rules- too many cooks spoil even your kolambu attu patti!

            ʘʘGo try your hand at tobacco cultivation and beat the Havana blues that we enjoy after a good supper. Its cash point without an ellam bank because all are raj ratnams so no bank like the fame of Baroda Bank on the road Broadway Bombay not even its own state.

            ʘʘTerrorism is profitable but this one is toooo late to call- you are old rasberry fart of Palmyra Palm snake/hyena hermaphrodite clan with no darts to push and pull puli muttai NeheAi! The fu**ing bugger shot himself like his father said to others- bite this shoot this head of yours when in trouble- go ahead and do your own saliva he said … eek, eek Bang!
            podiyangal,elli pully,like pillayar said- its kunju murugan island.
            Lord Krishna rules, not the hyena villagers across our straits.-
            jaguar tiger suicide bombers the sloths of the west.

            ʘʘ Go jump in the deep blue ocean and the whale would bring back grey amber better than you for European babes to cherish moron.wowla smelly aumandi!

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      Bala:

      Implicit in your “The Thirst of Tamils is to live honourably and peacefully in Sri Lanka” is ‘HONOURABLY” and “PEACEFULLY”. When had/has a sinhala regime allowed the Tamils to live honourably and peacefully? Apart from the UN Panel’s Report and Petri’s Report, Yasmin Sooka’s report is very damning on the torture and rape of Tamils.

      You must have been just released from a mental institution. It is the push by the UNHRC that pushed back the Rajapakse regime and at least made them realise the world is watching. After the 2009 UNHRC resolution, pushed by a liar by the name of Dayan Jayatileke, the Rajapakse regime got carried away and locked up the entire Northern Tamils in internment camps. Surely the report won’t help you. After all, you are an Ex Eelath Thamilan.

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      “The Thirst of Tamils is to live honourably and peacefully in Sri Lanka”.

      You have rightly said that thirst of Tamils to live honourably and peacefully in the North East part of the island of Sri Lanka as they lived for many years before 1883. Tamil diaspora did not exist until 1983 when there was a genocide of Tamils happened inside SriLanka. Who was responsible for the genocide of Tamil is a question that has to be answered. As you said ,it is true that Sinhalese will never ever will leave Tamils to live peacefully and honourably. That is why they started massacring Tamils in 1958 for no reason. Sinhalese thirst is not allow Tamils peacefully and honourably within Sri Lanka. In otherwords, Sinhalese themselves not willing to live peacefully and honourably within Srilanka. The best solution is to live independently recognising each others Nations enable both Tamils and Sinhalese can live peacefully and honourably.

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      Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – PM – TGTE

      “The use of the word Tamil Eelam will never bring peace to Tamils in Sri Lanka. This is promoted by the Tamil Diaspora. Please go back to Jaffna and face the reality! This UNHCR resolution is another report which will not help the Tamils in Jaffna. Good for reading by the Tamil Diaspora?”

      There are two types of Tamils.

      Tamils with Common sense and with Realpolitik, and

      Tamil Mootals, மூடல்ஸ்,முட்டல்ல்ஸ்.

      You belong to the latter including many Tamils.

      Talk to Tamil Nadu Tamils. Is Tamil Nadu Part of India?

      There are fewer Tamil Mootals, மூடல்ஸ்,முட்டல்ல்ஸ் in India than in Sri Lanka.

      Fortunately in Sri Lanka, the Tamil Mootals, மூடல்ஸ்,முட்டல்ல்ஸ் fraction is declining as shown by the Election of Mr. Matrilapa Sirisena.

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    “The Thirst of Tamils is Tamil Eelam”

    Just keep drinking your kasippu, Rudy :D

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    Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam which has no moral or political rights to push for another resolution at this juncture. I wonder why Ruthrakumaran mum about the LTTE atrocities, killing, abduction, bombing and ethnic cleansing of Muslims and Singhalese?
    I believe the internal mechanism of LLRC will bring justice to Tamils under this government and justice not necessarily come from UN if there is a transparent internal process will come to effect (South Africa after Nelson Mandela’s election victory was a good example).
    I have no doubt the Rajapakse Regime committed grave human rights abuses, killing and abduction exactly what Prabaharan did in the north.
    Ruthrakumaran role somewhat to compare with the role of S. Silva at present.
    Justice not delayed or denied for the time being…..

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      Parties accused of crimes cannot investigate the case. Can LTTE be allowed to investigate the war crimes? No it is equally absurd to allow GOSL to investigate as well. So by default it goes to an independent 3rd party which is UN. Justice delayed no matter when is justice delayed.

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    End of the day real-politik wins and by sending anti-West-India and pro- China MaRa home Tamils have made a historical mistake and have begun to pay for it.If Prabhakaran was alive his preference would be MaRa over Ranil and Ranil’s support for war criminals over war victims proved that MaRa and Ranil are two sides of same coin.

    Sinhalese support for war criminals, puts the security of the Tamils at risk and acts as a bad example that crimes can be committed and justice will be denied as long as the victims are Tamils. This further justifys the need for referendum.

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    Sinhalese as a society including the cosmopolitans don’t give a hoot about war crimes simply because the victims are Tamils. And it is such a sad state of affair that Tamils voted in a way to benefit the same Sinhalese and save them from MaRa.

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      Ranjan, Would you agree that Tamils as a society don’t give a hoot about the tens of thousands killed in 1988/89 simply because the victims were Sinhalese?

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        and your square head PM Rathnasiri who reps sihal buddhist (spoke like a uncouth slave when he asked the lady to care about a hubby she knew; pathi, pathni or wore; the 3 keys to paridise given with a lock) in sitting had to attack a woman addressing the rights of woman which is primary than ethnic, religion.

        “Freedom is never granted. It is earned by each generation… in the face of tyranny, cruelty, oppression, extremism, sometimes there is only one choice. When the world looks to America, America looks to you, and you never let her down.”
        Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat. Women often have to flee from the only homes they have ever known. Women are often the refugees from conflict and sometimes, more frequently in today’s warfare, victims. Women are often left with the responsibility, alone, of raising the children.

        You are in a fight like 2 women and only rats would get inbetween to end up pleasing both.
        Its the year of fire in the sheep and rats don’t live on an evil star.

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        Taraki

        Who was responsible for that. Bloody you lot and you will be surprised that we cried for days grieving for the dead.

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    UN left Lanka without using R2P when Government was killing 150,000 Tamils. If it were a Humanitarian Rescue Mission, UN should have been the one fought that war. UN says LTTE was using human shield. Even after that, UN did not participate in that war.

    Now it is not ready to investigate it. Its explanation is Sinhala mass will bring back a person they like if UN interfere. And he would a be savage to Tamils(If for Sinhala UN should be idiot to allow Lanka to have democratic election). Isn’t here the UN’s R2P has to be used. If a race will genocide another race and if that is investigated even by UN that race will revenge for that, Isn’t the exact palace UN has to use it R2P?

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      UN never had the courage, audacity, leadership in getting involved to resolve humanitarian issues. Sri Lankan issue was started by Tamil diaspora funding LTTE Velupunde Prabahkaran in his slaughtering pursuit of Tamils Muslims in Jaffna and Sinhalese in other parts of the country for 30 years. What do you expect a sovereign government to do, stand by and do nothing, LTTE used innocent people as human shield to protect themselves, putting people in firing line causing collateral damage. UN or any organisation could not have prevented Velupunde Prabahkaran’s murderous principles in fact UN indirectly promoted his cause.

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    ” Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied “

    Absolutely. The US has yet to apply the FTO Act against known recognized LTTE terrorists who have taken abode in the USA. Let us hope that Kerry is not all talk and no trousers.

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    How can a Government (TGTE) exist when the members of TGTE are not Sri Lankan Citizens. This is a joke. Further Rudrakumar stands in front of a Tiger Flag and makes all sorts of statements. What right he has to make these statements? He would have been a SL citizen some time back, but that does not mean that he is one today to talk about or call his group TGTE. Has he forgotten the “Sinhala Genocide” by Prabaharan and LTTE? How can any foreign country, leave alone UN, recognize this Terrorist supporter. Because of people like Prabaharan, KP, Rudrakumar People in the North and East of Sri Lanka have suffered enough. Tamil speaking People in the NOrth and East have selected TNA and SLMC as their leaders. Let these two political parties negotiate a solution to the minority issues in Sri Lanka. Back off TGTE.

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    Thanks Mr Rudrakumaran. Thank you for this. I reproduce below a comment I made in CT in response to another similar article by Mr Kirubaharan lamenting the possible delay in the release of the UN report. I know my views will not go down very well with either side. Nevertheless, there is a need to articulate what I believe is the true position……hence I do it again quite ready for the verbal abuse that may follow.

    The belief that the West, including the UN, USA, UK and EU are working on the interests of the Tamils and will somehow deliver justice is one of the myths that the diaspora has perpetuated to the greatest detriment of the Tamil people living in Sri Lanka. It was never part of their agenda and it is not going to happen…….whatever we say from our own comfortable living rooms. The solution needs to be negotiated within Sri Lanka – between the key stakeholders, the Sinhalese, Tamils and the Muslims. That is and always has been the truth many of us have tended to ignore……please…..oh please, let’s stop perpetuating this myth. The Indian central government- as the Regional power, is a key stakeholder in this and has to be part of the solution. Again, the Indian CG will approach this ONLY through the eyes of Regional stability, its own National security and Regional economic development. Due to the ‘Tamil Nadu factor’, we can expect a slight bias towards Tamil interests in how the Indian CG will approach this issue, but there is a definite limit to what they can do and what they will do. Tamil interests will always – and quite rightly too, be a poor cousin to their own security concerns and their Regional aspirations. This is the reality and anything that we propose must be within these strict boundaries. Remember, the ONLY factor that prevents any Government in Colombo from imposing a ‘West Bank’ type solution is the Indian CG and if through our actions and unrealistic demands, we alienate the Indian CG, a ‘West Bank’ type solution is eminently imposable…….that is what MR and GR were on the verge of accomplishing.

    Here is my appeal to both the Sinhala Right and the Tamil diaspora. Neither party has the right to destabilise the Country and in the process destabilise the entire Region. Towards this end we both have to be honest in our approach to the issues at stake. Please stop asking for evidence for Tamil grievances (now that the CJ and the CB Governors are Tamils) as the wound and pain are obvious to see and restating it is an insult. Such requests usually come from the ‘Right’ who see the Country as the sole property of the ‘Hela Jathiya’. Tamils have an undeniable right to protect their language, culture, identity and security and hence need a settlement. They have the right to their lands and to grieve for their kith and kin lost in the war. They have the right to commemorate their kith and kin who fought for their rights in the face of oppression unleashed on them by the likes of JRJ, Cyril Mathew and Gamini Dissanayake. But in the process Tamils must not and cannot seek ‘separation by stealth’. It is an undeniable fact that there is a very strong centrifugal sentiment within the Tamil psyche and in this context no Power – particularly India, can or will support a Federal settlement which by definition includes the right for a plebiscite. Given that right – there is no doubt in my mind that the Tamils – given our current mindset, will choose to exercise that right……and that is what I mean by ‘separation by stealth’. Anyone can see through this strategy and hence no serious person is going to support this experiment.

    My own view is that full implementation of 13A – within a Unitary constitution, as proposed by the current Government and the blessings of Indian CG will enable the Tamils to achieve what they want on the ground- right to protect their language, culture, identity and security. The Sinhala Right must come to terms with the fact that 13A is here to stay. It will not go away by the likes of Wimal Weerawansa threatening to fast to death or by the Sinhala Ravaya’s threat at self-immolation. No amount of ranting by the BBS will make 13A go away. Further adjustments such as a second chamber to ensure that no subsequent government can do away with 13A may be necessary and that to my mind is what 13A+ implies…..not giving into a Federal constitution.

    Guys, this is the reality and is how I read the situation. I am a Sri Lankan Tamil – in that order, and I am proud of both components of my identity in equal measures. While I am proud of ‘Koneswaram’ and ‘Ketheeswaram’ that symbolise the ancient history of Tamils in that beautiful island, I am equally proud of having cohabited that island with a very advanced civilisation – the Sinhalese, who gave the world Ruwanwaliseya and Mihintale. I am proud to sing ‘Kona Mamalai Amarndare’ in my silent prayers and also to sing ‘Disa Wawai Sigiriyai Mageth Urumayai’

    Best wishes.
    Dr Mahesan Nirmalan
    Manchester Medical School

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      Dr Nirmalan,

      Well said,with fairness and respect. The blind patriots and misguided nationalists,racists and bigots should take a good hard look at themselves.

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      Dr.Nirmalan

      Could you please explain to me what is 13A, what contains in it and what is full implementation means as there are various explanations to it. The expectations of the Tamil leadership is completely different. It is my contention that no Sinhala government is going to share power with the Tamils as the Tamils expect. 13A+ is another dubious statement made by Rajapaksa to the former Indian Prime Minister for the momentary satisfaction of the Indian Prime Minister.
      It will become a practical joke that after 70 years of fight both by soft and hard and the loss of thousands of lives and properties, grabbing of private lands and to change to demography of the North and East will be all forgotten with the introduction of 13A.

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      “.whatever we say from our own comfortable living rooms. “

      Thevaram is speaking only of his position.

      Here is he doing it again “My own view is that full implementation of 13A – “

      He has not practical sense. CBK-Neelan constitution, all party recommendation to Old king all these Thevaram does not aware of it. Even “His” India’s position is not his position, which was the one without Sinhala people’s approval implemented 13A and caused a disastrous failure. Old King gave a promise of 13+. That is nobody understands.

      Thevaram when talks from the comfort of the Living room, he has not any idea of why previous pacts failed. Thevaram does not know not just 13A any other settle ments can be altered with out the consent of the Tamils. The greatest saga acted in Lanka’s Supreme is Divineguma, a lesson to everybody how to alter 13A without altering 13A. Thevaram is hardly any intellectual to catchup to that level. CJ Shiranee was not kept in court by the Old Royal government and the New Royal Government is she did not allow altering 13A. Ranil, when CJ Shiranee was dismissed by Wimal, clearly said, the parliament always superior to any other organization so it had the power to dismiss CJ. Further his Tamil Nadu explanation in opposite to the explanation given by Indian political heads. Their contentions is, India opposes any political solutions in Lanka, just because of Tamil Nadu. It is not Eelam Tamils, as Theram put in their mouth, is not asking Separate country. It is determination. Theevaram is saying that automatically will shift to separation. That did not happen in England, Canada and many other places. It is Thevaram’s way India is saying if Tamil Eelam gets any solution, Tamil Nadu will go separate. So India is forcing Eelam Tamils under Sinhala legs. This where PM Rudra is calling the help of UN. That is another aspect, Thevarm’s poor conceptual ability preventing him to understand. If Thevaram wants to continue it’s Kathakaledchapam, he could. He does not make any political sense because the solution 13A is not something you buy at supper market and keep in the deep freezer. He does not have the mental ability to conceive the dynamics involved in that. SJV when in the Vaddukoddai conventions, he clearly explained how the future going to work out for Tamils. He remains 100% correct.

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      It is in the interest of both the Sinhala and Tamil Nations within an undivided country to have men – Sinhala, Tamil and other – capable of
      seeing the National issue in perspective and passionately as Dr. Mahesan Nirmalan does. I believe having India as our friend is in the interest of all Sri Lankans rather than treating them in suspicion and indifference as the low IQ Rajapakse regime did.

      A highly developed North-East, with a fully integrated University of world class, is in the interest of the entire country. In my view education in the South is now a goner – with JVP elements dominating the student Unions and low-quality Universities spreading all over breeding riff raff more suitable to taking on to the streets.
      When a truly 1st Class Univeristy in the Tamil areas succeed Sinhalese will sit back and take stock of how they ruined themselves. I venture to suggest the failed higher education system is one of the main failures of the country.

      The Tamil diaspora also will be galvanised to help the North-East to grow economically with investments, know-how, State of the Art technology and so on. This is not to compete with the Sinhala South or put them down. Rather more to complement the more successful component of the economy of our Sinhala friends.

      It is now make or break time for divisive Sinhala politics – splintered as it is in more ways than one. Will the Sinhala South – lead by the Buddhist clergy and the unnecessarily pampered army help or destroy the Sinhalese. That is the question.

      Kettikaran

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    Mr Rudrakumaran,

    It is about time you guys pack your bags and go home. You guys do not understand the dynamics of the state of afairs in the Indian Sub-Continent. Everytime you utter something you aid people like DR DJ and thus streanghening the possibility of reinstating MR! During the presidential election time that Clown Suren Surendran was harping on about war criomes and genocides; I am sure such ill-timed comments would have subverted the results somewhat!.

    In Sumanthiran, Sambanthan, and Wigneswaren, the TNA have able people to look after the interest of the Tamils. Your representation is indeed inimical to the betterment of the Tamils. The TNA leadership needs to convince the Sinhala public that they are not for separation and giving Tamils autonomy does not mean weakening of sri lanka. They should aid the current government in any way they can in achieving this end. If you really want to help the Tamils, I would suggest you disband and find something else to do!

    I am more than convinced that there is a collobration within USA, EU, UN,India, and SL. SL first and foremost need stabilise the government by gaining an elected majority. To this end, releasing the UN report would have subverted the proceedings and untimately be harmful to the minorities and to SL as a whole for that matter. The current government has promissed that there will be a national government after the general elections; it has a roadmap to resolve the Tamil question. They need all the help they can get.

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      Burning Issue

      The future of the Tamils is burning bright and bringing MR back will only speed up proceedings.

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        Praba from the Grave,

        Please understand this; the Tamils’ future in Sri Lanka rests with living together with Sinhala, Muslims, and others. We need to find a way to live harmoniously. There will never be a separate state for the Tamils. There is no appetite for this among the Tamils nor there is sense in this endeavour. Moreover, no country particularly India will not permit such a solution. Those Tamils who left the country are new settled in other countries; they live peacefully; educating their children and making something of their lives. We need to ensure that the Tamils in Sri lanka have the same opportunity and freedom; this should be the priority.

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    Well said,with fairness and respect. The blind patriots and misguided
    nationalists,racists and bigots should take
    a good hard look at themselves.

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    This is going to be a very interesting year, that’s for sure. I just can’t imagine that Prince Zeid would agree to a postponement without getting something concrete in return. There has to have been an agreement by the GOSL to allow Mr.Martti Ahtisaari to visit SL some time before September. If that’s the case, this decision is understandable, even if it is hurtful nevertheless. Given the body of evidence outside of the island, it’s not essential for the UN team to visit the island, but having someone of Mr. Ahtisaari’s stature visit the conflict zone in person, and speak to the people of all communities is going to add that much more gravitas to the report. The Tamil people’s long walk to freedom continues.

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    Dear Mr Rudrakumaran, you have to learn a few lessons from the TULF (of 1977) of which your esteemed Father was a member. Even though they contested the 1977 elections on a ‘separate state platform’ and won an overwhelming majority, they were wise enough and pragmatic enough to seek a settlement with JRJ’s Government on the basis of ‘District Councils’ with a much narrower remit. This was – in my view, because they, in their wisdom, immediately realised the ‘Genie’ they had let out in the form of militant Tamil Nationalism. As you know very well the rest is history and many of them paid the ultimate price. Please remember, that prolonged conflict always destroys a people. Empty slogans and rhetoric coming from the likes of you and those around you just feed into this emotional frenzy on both sides that prevent a reasonable settlement on the basis of 13A. We do not want to be in a position where there is nothing more left – socially, culturally and spiritually worth fighting for – both for the Sinhala and Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka. Please make a brief trip to the West Bank or Gaza and you will know what I mean.
    Best wishes
    Mahesan Nirmalan
    Manchester

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    PM-Designate TGTE

    I am as passionate as you or anyone else for the restoration of Tamil rights and for justice to the Tamil Nation. A group of us commenting publicly in most blogs were the first to refer to The Tamil Nation of the Island and the Two Nations in one Country path – which Gajendran P cottoned on to later. The only difference is we want it within an undivided Island – arbitrarily named Sri Lanka in that majoritarian imposed Constitution – without Tamil participation. The Sinhala side will not agree with this now but the process of history in the following years will make them fall in line – as they had to eventually grant parity in the language issue and restore Citizenship rights to Tamil workers of recent Indian origin.

    As to the subject in question, as a Tamil you know we believe that there is a time and place for everything. The Maitripala-Ranil-Mangala team is fighting against odds to gradually grant relief to the Tamils.
    We now have 2 civilian Governors in the NP and EP. Stolen land is being gradually restored to the rightful Tamil owners. Let us not make things difficult for them. They face a highly racially-driven Sinhala electorate poisoned to the core in communalism. Remember wherever Mahinda R addresses small gatherings in the Sinhala South he deliberately articulates anti-minority feelings. This is the same unprincipled rogue who insisted in his time for Indian and world consumption “Tamils are my own people” The Tamil Nation never trusted him on that. The reject will not give up easily. Politics is his only source of revenue and the gate-way for a life of over indulgence. With such material as that thug in robes Gnanassara and the BBS there will always be a fertile landscape for the politics of hate in this country.

    To paraphrase the Beatles let us “give peace a chance”

    I am amused you often end with reference to the “the thirst of Tamils”. People who have seen you in the US/Malaysia/India closely are disappointed of what your daily thagam (thirst) is claiming as you to be PM of an oppressed nation.

    Kettikaran

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    Justice only for the Tamils. Not for the Muslims who were chased away from their houses. Not for the child soldiers who were forced and slaughtered. Not for those who murdered all those Tamil leaders.
    Justice is for all PM not for a selected few for a selected time. I thought you are a lawyer. May be a Toy Lawyer in the the toy government.

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      Muslims like Lanka Liar must publicly accept LTTE leaders admitted later they are sorry for the eviction but that was as a result of many Muslims in Jaffna spying and being informers for the Sinhala army – by which the Tigers lost hundreds of cadres. Muslims were to later proudly make claim with the Sinhala leaders they gladly played the role of fifth column in the North during the war. Even the unfortunate Kattankudy Mosque massacres are as a result of Muslim political leaders in the area conniving with the Pakistani ISI and the Libyans to move small arms by Container loads to the NEP during the conflict for their own agenda of both weakening the LTTE struggle and to gain in the confusion by forming Pakistani-inspired bases in the East, where the Muslims have forced themselves into the majority, to
      attack South Indian targets by long range fire – in future Indo-Pak encounters. Muslims willingly played into this game with Ashraff leading the project.

      You are probably one of those many Muslims hoping the fate of the NPC will be like that recently happened in the EPC where Muslims aided by their tool of engineered population explosion, with far less seats than the TNA, have hijacked the EPC. Don’t expect Tamils in the EP to accept that. They lament only a few decades ago they were, by far, the largest majority – with the Muslims far lower down. It is this fear the Sinhalese have in the South too which is going to influence events in the future. Muslims are following a pattern outlined by global Wahabbism-Jihadism to take on the world. By gad, there will be resistance to that.

      Hooker

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    Actually, Minister Samaraweera had requested UN to postpone the issuing of the UNHRC report.
    It was not he decision of the UN Commissioner alone.

    http://www.innercitypress.com/sri4banaccountability021315.html

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    This lawyer screwed up the refugee claims of many Eelam Tamils in US. When criticized for his inefficiency, he sheepishly replied he wanted them to go back and help Prabhakaran fight for Eelam, while he enjoyed the good life of the West. Many of his clients languished in detention centres for years and were eventually deported back to Sri Lanka. An ideal person to lead Eelam Tamils to extinction.

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    Delay will not help the Government of Sri Lanka. They are just more difficult tot he Tamils seek justice. I do agree Dr. Dr Mahesan Nirmalan on some of his arguments however, the GoSL is not worried of security of SEAsia but for themselves only. Lets hope they will seek more sane and matured approach to the Tamil’s grievances. Mano

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    Mr. Rudran,

    What you said “justice delayed is justice denied” is
    absolutely correct. You have access to international bodies and why not
    find out which country or countries , twisted the arms of the UNHCR
    officials to delay the report at the last moment for no valid reasons, other than pressure exerted by the powerful country(s)in defiance of the normal norms. Affected People always looked to UN to carry out
    unbiased investigations to set things right but here is a case of cheat
    As you said that this is the end of the report and the perpetrators can rejoice now, while the hundred thousand widows in the N/E will have
    to look ‘up’ for help as usual.While TNA looks after the local problems
    confronted by the Tamils, in Sri Lanka, they expect you and your association to work in the international arena with bodies working on humanitarian issues to protect the interests of the Tamils as Tamils living in N/E or TNA cannot raise their voice in fear of retaliation in some form or the other.
    The delayed action by the UN amounts to weakness on your organisation as unlike TNA, you have access to these organizations and you should
    make your presence felt strongly, so that they become answerable to you as well and at the same time do not meddle with the govt.of Sri Lanka and TNA will take care of that.

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    G.G.Ponnambalam and S.J.V. Chelvanayagam were the fathers of racism in the country, also, those two initiated the on going conflicts. For Tamils, there is already a state which is called Tamilnadu(the
    original), so there is no need for a duplicate.

    Rudrakumaran, Stay where you are with the money which was mugged from innocent and poor Tamils and don’t go back to SL

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      No need to duplicate. The dual Tamil countries existed before and one has to be reestablished if one race justifies it by its arrogance towards the other.if you want Eelam(very old historic name) Tamils to go to Tamil Nadu, you might as well ask Tamil Nadu Tamils to come and live in Eelam.ponder! :)

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      Anagarika Dharmapala, a combative and argumentative pseudo-nationalist in the eyes of many scholars raised the racial cry long before GGP and SJVC. To attribute paternity for racism to both latter is calculated mischief that cannot be allowed to pass.

      Even brain-damaged idiots know Tamilnadu is the home of Tamils in South India, from the Southern littoral came under three centuries ago almost all of those who claim to be Muslims in the island today. That they dispute this and claim origins from Arabia and wherever – blimey nearly a thousand years ago – is in their established nature. The North-East of the Island of Ceylon/Sri Lanka is the millennia old home of Lankan Tamils – identified in ancient history and literature as, inter alia, Eelanadu. That there is a population explosion in parts of the Eastern Province by the Muslims in recent years is a fact of recent global history. Every effort will be made to obliterate the Tamil population there – conniving with other communities. What happened in the Maldives is for all to see. Tamils will resist that with all their might and soon regain their position as the largest community.

      Backlash

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    The Thirst of Rudra is blood.

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      try re_smelling halal mariya_kade_ serapuuuu. (slippers scattered all over qtube minaret. old delhi)

      Thoppie the game has changed for cowboys too in our favor, you go suck ghengis khan bull silly idiot..

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    The Prime Minister of TGTE is making a song and dance about the fact the present president Maithripala Sirisena was acting as defence minister during the last phase of the battle. Such cheap jibes aimed at the president do not help our cause.  President Sirisena was acting defence minister only for two weeks in the absence of the de jure defence minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who went abroad. But every one knows who the de facto defence minister is. It was none other than Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. It is he took decisions on military operations during and after the war.  It is he, not the acting defence minister, who gave orders to bomb hospitals claiming they were legitimate military target. So the smear campaign against president Sirisena is not fair.  
    The 3 man investigation experts did all their investigation outside Ceylon. They were prevented from visiting Ceylon and Mahinda Rajapaksa and investigate war crimes.  
    Now the investigation experts have an opportunity to visit Ceylon and gather direct evidence from war victims. They can also observe first hand the battle areas.  The Commissioner says  “In addition, I have received clear commitments from the new Government of Sri Lanka indicating it is prepared to cooperate with my Office on a whole range of important human rights issues – which the previous Government had absolutely refused to do – and I need to engage with them to ensure those commitments translate into reality.” He adds “taking all this into account, I have therefore decided, on balance, to request more time to allow for a stronger and more comprehensive report.”  This is a reasonable request and let us cooperate with the Commissioner to investigate further and table a more comprehensive and thorough report. 
    Justice delayed is not always and necessarily means justice denied.

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    Justice delayed is justice denied quoting Rudrakumaran. Well said man, you are a classic example of justice denying to your clients, stealing their money. Justice came only after NY Bar council intervened, legally reprimanded you, allowed to practice law under supervision. How dare you, such a dishonest stupid idiot preach to others what you legally, professionally chose not honour. You are lucky to stay in practice in NY, your days are numbered, take all the precautions, your friend Velupunde Prabahkaran thought he was the god, he still think so buried somewhere.

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      Tilak de Silva

      Mahintha Rajapaksa. Gotha Rajapaksa & Basil Rajapaksa have stolen more money from ordinary Sri Lankans and how dare you question the honesty.

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      Tilak de Silva has a fetish for the female organ. He knows no decency in the art of public comment. The derelict is sick to the core in using words no well brought up person would use in public. It is a case of bad up bringing. Utterly disgusting.

      Backlash

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    WHO GIVES A SHITE. WE SRI LANKANS MOST 20 MILLION OF USJUST WANT TO LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE TODAY.
    SCREW THE TGTE JHU BBS OR ANY SUCH COMPTEMTIBLE MOVEMENT.

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      iemerald

      So you like to screw yourself. Desperate stuff. Cant you find a hole to pop it in.

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    WHO GIVES A SHITE. WE SRI LANKANS MOST 20 MILLION OF USJUST WANT TO LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE TODAY.
    SCREW THE TGTE JHU BBS OR ANY SUCH COMPTEMTIBLE MOVEMENT.
    SCREW THE UN TOO

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    Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

    Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied:

    I like to think Justice Delayed Is Justice Deferred for the right reasons. Although MS was part of the Evil Empire let us hope that once the report is out and GOSL is found Guilty he will put his hand up and say that he was acting under orders and apologise.
    The victims have waited for so long for justice and 6 months is not going to be too long and those responsible will agonise more over their fate than the victims.
    I rely on the Cast Iron Guarantee given by the High Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein that he is mindful of the Victims Anguish.
    Entru Thaniyum Intha Suthanthira Thagam.

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    Mahesan Nirmalan:

    We have crossed Swords before but I don’t intend to hurl abuse at you but challenge your theory of Internal Solution and give you some basic facts and invite you to do some research.

    1) The belief that the West, including the UN, USA, UK and EU are working on the interests of the Tamils and will somehow deliver justice is one of the myths that the diaspora has perpetuated to the greatest detriment of the Tamil people living in Sri Lanka.

    *** You are utterly wrong and I have complete faith in the current British Government under Mr.Cameron. Britain bears a heavy moral responsibility and are sincere and genuine in their desire to see justice done to the Tamils. So are the Americans who were the Power behind getting UNHCR mandate to probe war crimes.

    2) It was never part of their agenda and it is not going to happen…….whatever we say from our own comfortable living rooms. The solution needs to be negotiated within Sri Lanka – between the key stakeholders, the Sinhalese, Tamils and the Muslims.

    *** The Sinhalese will never give you anything willingly and don’t delude yourself.

    3) That is and always has been the truth many of us have tended to ignore……please…..oh please, let’s stop perpetuating this myth.

    *** Stop perpetuating your myth.

    4) The Indian central government- as the Regional power, is a key stakeholder in this and has to be part of the solution.

    *** I accept India has a role but 80% of Sri Lankas trade is with the West and if the West sneezes Sri Lanka will catch the cold.

    5)But in the process Tamils must not and cannot seek ‘separation by stealth’.

    *** With the above you confirm that you are an Agent of Past and Present GOSL.

    6)It is an undeniable fact that there is a very strong centrifugal sentiment within the Tamil psyche and in this context no Power – particularly India, can or will support a Federal settlement which by definition includes the right for a plebiscite. Given that right – there is no doubt in my mind that the Tamils – given our current mindset, will choose to exercise that right……and that is what I mean by ‘separation by stealth’. Anyone can see through this strategy and hence no serious person is going to support this experiment. My own view is that full implementation of 13A – within a Unitary constitution, as proposed by the current Government and the blessings of Indian CG will enable the Tamils to achieve what they want on the ground- right to protect their language, culture, identity and security.

    ***
    The above is full of contradictions and you need to seek some professional advice and here is some food for thought.

    Stealth: something that is secretive or designed specifically to avoid detection or notice. Tamils have given their mandate to TNA to negotiate and there is no hidden agenda.

    Plebiscite: Direct voting of the Electorate.

    Under a Federal System this is what you have within a Unitary State. I know you are a Medical Man and not Politically astute so finding it hard to differentiate.

    I am proud to sing ‘Kona Mamalai Amarndare’ in my silent prayers and also to sing ‘Disa Wawai Sigiriyai Mageth Urumayai.

    *** BBS are not going to stop attacking you because of the above.

    I like you to do the following tests and publish your finding.

    1) In vitro testing of the Sinhala Mindset ( taking place in a test tube, culture dish, or elsewhere outside a living organism) with international help.

    2) In vivo testing of the Sinhala Mindset ( occurring or made to occur within a living organism or natural setting) Internally.

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    Mr Kali, thanks. Just out of curiosity can I ask whether you are ‘Kali’ as in ‘Kaliyugam’ or Kaali as in Goddess Kali. Whatever you are greetings and thanks. Living in the UK, I do not judge my fellow citizens or my adopted home on the basis of what is said by English Defence League (EDL) or the British National Party (BNP). Why do you expect me to judge the Sinhala people for the actions of a few marginal elements represented by BBS, Ravana Balaya or any other ‘Deshapremies’….even if these ‘Deshapremies’ are members of the ruling family? But the key point in all this is that we cannot afford to keep looking back. Prolonged conflict in our pursuit of some utopia ALWAYS destroys a people and very soon we will reach a point where there is nothing worthwhile – culturally or spiritually, left worth fighting for…..hope it makes sense. I am sure you know the old Tamil saying “if a clay pot and a metal pot were to clash, it is the clay pot that crumbles”
    Mahesan Nirmalan

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    Mahesan Nirmalan:

    As for my name take your pick. But after your response I am begining to woder how you managed to end up where you are.
    Dont compare the BNP to BBS. BNP dont enjoy the patronage of the Establishment like BBS in Sri lanka. As for looking back dont forget in Sinhala Lanka you still have to look over your shoulder to see where MR is and judging by the size of the Crowd to greet MR it is obvious he is more popular than MS or RW. The future is not rosy as you think.
    As for you comparison between clay pot and metal pot I like to say it is like knocking your head ( Tamil Head ) against the wall ( Sinhala)

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    In my previous comment I said president Sirisena was acting as Defence Minister only for 2 weeks. I am wrong he acted as Defence Minister only for 2 days, May 16th and 17th, 2009. TGTE Prime Minister does not do a favour by assailing president Sirisena. It will be destructive. For the first time in many decades we are hearing the voice of a moderate politician who is plain speaking and not prone to empty rhetoric. If the Thamil side undermines or weaken president Sirisena, they will unwittingly pave the way for Rajapaksa’s to come back with a bang. Mahinda Rajapaksa is down but not out. He polled 5.77 million votes island wide. He won in 10 electoral districts out of 22.

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