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Labour Party Commits To Referring Sri Lankan War Criminals To International Criminal Court   

On Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day event organised by Tamils for Labour in the House of Commons yesterday, Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, has issued a poignant message through Anneliese Dodds MP, Chair of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, honoring the memory of tens of thousands of Tamil people who lost their lives and suffered egregious international crimes during the final stages of the Sri Lankan War.  Labour Party is widely expected to win the next General Election in the UK which is expected to be held this year.   

Anneliese Dodds, Chair of the Labour Party delivering Keir Starmer’s Mullivaikkal Message

In his solemn message, Starmer extended his heartfelt condolences to the Tamil victims, survivors, and their families, acknowledging the enduring pain caused by the atrocities they endured. He emphasized that Mullivaikkal serves not only as a day of remembrance but also as a stark reminder of the urgent need for justice.  In his message, he also emphasised that the atrocities committed during the Sri Lankan War must not be forgotten.  He went on to say that we must honor the memory of those we have lost by ensuring that the perpetrators of the heinous international crimes against Tamils are brought to justice.

In a hard-hitting message, Starmer strongly criticized the Sri Lankan Government’s lack of meaningful action in addressing the injustices of the past, highlighting its failure to fulfil promises made to the international community regarding accountability for mass atrocity crimes suffered by the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.  He urged the British government to take a leading role in referring the perpetrators of the international crimes committed against Tamils to the International Criminal Court.

Furthermore, Starmer reiterated the importance of respecting and protecting the rights of the Tamil people, emphasizing the need for lasting peace, reconciliation, and a comprehensive political solution for the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

Dame Siobhain Macdonagh MP, Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Catherine West MP, Shadow Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Sir Stephen Timms MP, Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Gareth Thomas MP, Shadow Minister for International Trade, James Murray MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Sarah Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Industry & Decarbonisation, John McDonnell MP, Former Shadow Chancellor, Dawn Butlet MP, Former Minister and Member of Parliament for Brent Central, Virendra Sharma MP, Member of Parliament for Ealing & Southall and Barry Gardiner MP, Former Shadow Secretary of State for Climate also spoke at the event.   

As Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day serves as a solemn reminder of the horrors of war and the importance of justice, Starmer’s impassioned plea underscores the ongoing commitment of the Labourt party to advocating for the rights of Tamil victims, ensuring accountability for past atrocities and finding a political solution that recognises the right to self determination of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

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    Hoorey!
    The sun is rising at last on our neglected rights.
    Hoorey

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      The sun rises daily. Hooray!

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      Hello Jaffna Man,
      Don’t believe anything that Kier Starmer (Labour Party Leader) says about Minority Rights. He is another Zionist and has no sympathy for people that are oppressed. Like Biden and his henchmen, he will mouth off about it and then carry on as usual.
      Best regards

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      U.K and Canada are not the only countries to raise this issue. Recently passed first of it’s kind, Bipartisan U.S Congress legislation calls for self determination for Tamils. The resolution calls for no recurrence of past violence, recognize ” the Genocide”, committed against Tamils, support the right to self determination of Eelam Tamils and their call for an independence referendum, for a lasting peaceful resolution. The hypocritical SB , who are now vocal about the Palestinian cause , forget that the protracted ongoing conflict has now opened up such similar wounds of the past like Tamil Genocide. Many members of the E.U too are in the process of passing such resolution supporting the Tamils cause.

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        What More ??? A SriLankan Tamil who fled the country during the conflict, later worked in India, Rwanda and Uganda, before arriving in the U.k as a refugee is appointed as the Mayor of Ipswich Borough Council.

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          In our killing fields, Tamils and Muslims are not the only victims. Today four military personal including a Major General who shot and killed three civilians and wounded 45 others, in the 2013 Rathupaswala protest by villagers demanding clean drinking water, were acquitted and set free. Naive PSEUDOS (patriots) are blind to this simple fact. In ShamLanka, court convicted murderer Sunil . R is summoned again for a judicial inquiry so to find him innocent.

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    The Genocidal act by GoSL did happen during the watch of the Labour Government and hence I do not trust the UK politicians to achieve what they are proposing to do. The WEST or any other countries is interested in the welfare of the minorities. Over the last 15 years nothing has changed from the point of the minorities. They still being subjugated by Sanga Security Forces and Sinhala Buddhist Supremacists/Fundamentalists.
    GoSL has another country to some more manual workers to —-Israel which is also committing Genocidal acts.

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    I meant that Western countries etc are not interested in the minorities welfare.

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    Good for our political leaders to go to the International Criminal Court (ICC) since they violate the laws of this land and are not subject to judicial procedure and support criminals.(eg. Diana Gamage escaping when foreign travel prohibited.} Nevertheless, we must accept that it was when the terrorist leader VP was killed 15 years ago that the war ended. This applies to the elimination of Hamas leader, Yahya Sinwar to stop the Palestinian war. Our political judicial courts function as shown in the heavenly courts for judgment with God as judge. Luke 18, Daniel 9, Rev. 4 Throne Room and Rev. 19,11 where Jesus judges and makes war.

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    When Tamils in the North and East ignore or defy a court order, the police will come, sometimes even in the middle of the night to arrest and physically drag them away, including even the women. When Buddhist Monks do the same thing, that is, disregard court orders, the police don’t take any action at all and sometimes will even fall at their feet!

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      CM, they fall at their feet, to get better view, to fast track the Investigations process, so whatever is hidden is EXPOSED!!?? POLICE INGENUITY!!??

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    What about the war crimes of UK in 18th , 19th , 20th and 21st Centuries ?

    Tony Blair and Iraq , Afghanistan, Yemen, Gaza ?

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      What about it Granny? Does this make what the Nazis did or the racist Chingkalla Buddhist fascist state correct? The war crimes it committed on the island’s Thamizh and the structural genocide it is still committing with the overt and covert support of India and the west alright and correct and you can get away with it quoting white European colonial war crimes, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Gaza? Why so selective of these war crimes and not your own war crimes in your own backyard? After all charity begins at home and people in glass houses should not throw stones on others. At least these nations are not bankrupt, going around the world begging for food, medicines and aid and pretending to be holier than others, whilst committing war crimes, genocide and ethnic cleansing on their own people, they this to others. This is the vast difference.

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        Pandi kutti who says she has only one boy friend who she will marry and live happily ever after !

        For a young girl you have an old hateful mind Ms.Kutti. You sound like a former suicide bomber !
        I wonder what the boy friend thinks of a woman who can attract only one man all her life ! He must be feeling he has got caught to a virago no one else wants !

        Yes ,many crimes were committed by the LTTE as well as defence forces. Killing Rajiv Gandhi, smuggling bombs on to aeroplanes , killing unarmed Sinhala and Muslim villagers, bombing schools, are all war crimes. Many LTTE terrorist are now assuming Western identities.

        In all wars war crimes happen

        Like your single boy friend, you on your own has decided that only the Sinhalese are guilty. You would have made an ideal judge in Eelam !

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          DS,
          “For a young girl you have an old hateful mind Ms.Kutti. You sound like a former suicide bomber !”
          I thought Lester was the only one hung up on suicide bombers.
          Just to let you know that, for obvious reasons, there are no “former suicide bombers”.

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            OC your logic makes me dizzy ! Yes Kutti trained to blow herself up but Karma intervened, for our bad karma !

            Now she is showing her true lunacy , a man talking like a coy 16 year old girl !

            Is her father in law Mr.Leela ge Malli ?

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              I am 19 years old and would have been 5 years when the war ended. Did not know they were training babies and toddlers as duicide bombers. A very vivid imagination. Tell me how does a man and a woman comment? The difference? You sound like a nasty evil frustrated spinsters and comment accordingly. Your bitterness and racism oozes through all your comments. Calli g yourself an educated woman z I am not a coy girl. Must be in your warped mind.

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              Deepthi,
              ‘Now she is showing her true lunacy , a man talking like a coy 16 year old girl !’
              .
              Didn’t you know that PK used to be a man? Now she is a hate-filled woman. Mister Punjabi is in for a big shock.

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                Yes, you most probably must have been a brain-dead retard as a 19-year-old, plying your trade on the southern beaches and a Norwegian Sukkar Pappa saw you there and took you back to be is toy and to graze his reindeer in Lapland. Now very bitter and frustrated just like our nasty lonely racist spiteful grandma. Please do not judge us all by your lowly standards and intelligence. Nowadays young people are very computer savvy and can find and research things far better than what their parents or even their older siblings did. Sorry again how does a man and a woman comment? What a stupid sexist thing to say. A man comments one way and a woman comments another way and if the comment is hard hitting it is commenting like a man. Go and get a life. Then your Granma’s comments belong to the witches’ category, and she should fly away from here on her broomstick anbd visit you in Lapland

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                  Yes? So you admit it Ms Panty Kutti. The first true thing you have typed.

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            OC Ammavan, this women with a very bloated ego. is even more despicable and nasty than our friend Jester. At least he is a bit more polite when he refers to Thamizh people, she is not. Her anti Thamizh racism and nastiness oozes out of all her pores whenever she refers to Thamizh. She reminds me of the other obnoxious anti Thamizh, Ravi Perera. Strange both these anti Thamizh, like many before them have a very recent post 15th century South Indian Thamizh immigrant origin. Look at the way she always addresses and refers to any Thamizh, a woman, girl, child, man, boy, female, male old man, old woman, Indian origin native indigenous Thamizh or even South Indians as terrorists, suicide bombers, black people with ash on their body and forehead. Like to see how white she is and is she colour blind, when 99% of the Chingkallams are as dark as the Thamizh.

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              Just like the way the Nazis referred to the Jews or White racists refer to non-whites. From the way she posts and the nasty things she says ln a very superior condescending way especially when she speaks of Thamizh or commenting to them. Proves her actual pedigree, upbringing and shows what a low life she really is, despite giving herself airs and thinking she fell from heaven. The family name itself is a dead giveaway of the lowly South Indian immigrant origin but still so much hatred and venom towards the Thamizh.

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              PK,
              Deepthi is not only anti-Tamil, she’s anti-South Asian in general.
              Jester likes only Brahmins.

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                OC I cannot help it when I observe hypocrites like you. You guys lie and bluff to get into a western country whose generosity you will then exploit to the maximum, bringing down the standards of that country.

                Your greatest pride is to show how western you are , pubs, drinks, familiarity with Western ideas, masquerade as liberal westerners. .

                Can you remember the way you used to hysterically accuse me of supporting Gotabaya as if it was a cardinal sin ! I did not .I was not even in Sri Lanka during that election and I was wondering why your obsession on that. As if supporting Ranil like you do is somehow a credit

                You are right I have no respect for any politician in SL.

                Also since you pose off as a logical Westernized liberal have you ever wondered what these daily and endless comments by four or five retirees (OC,Kutti,Leela, Vedda,SJ ) in a website catering to a very limited audience in a small country is achieving ?

                A sign of latent madness ?

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                  DS,
                  “You guys lie and bluff to get into a western country whose generosity you will then exploit “
                  Unlike you, I have no need to claim asylum in the West. I can afford to visit when I want, in summer, not suffer in winter. I am not a frozen coconut, my dear.🤣🤣

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                    DS,
                    ” endless comments by four or five retirees (OC,Kutti,Leela, Vedda,SJ ) in a website catering to a very limited audience in a small country is achieving ?”
                    What are YOU achieving by reading this website?

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                      The thrill of watching madmen acting stupid.

                      Four or five hate filled oldies, pompous non-entities, led by an old codger, his ardent follower is a Kutti , another old man imagining he is a 19 year old she. Freud would have called him a sexually unfulfilled pervert , preferring a female role for himself ….

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                      DS,
                      “website catering to a very limited audience “
                      Haven’t you noticed that even your god MR writes to CT? Even he thinks CT matters.
                      At the very least, you could pretend to be a 19 year old. But you’ve forgotten how to do that. So sad.

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            oc
            I remember watching a comedy series titled “Kamikaze Veterans Club” or something to that effect.

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              OC Please make up your mind. You say I don’t like South Asians. Now you say Mahainda Rajapaksa is my god !

              For you it may be RW, Mahendran and Praba are gods.

              Not to me !

              The truth is I don’t like the South Asian masquerade of being liberal and Western when in truth they are hypocrites cashing in on opportunities offered by the west. You are a good example.

              When I over-smart you, you get personal and try to link me with MR etc.

              To oppose hypocrites does not mean I am with any MR from South Asia

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          Why? Nasty frustrated granny did you ever have a boyfriend or even a friend at all. I do not think so. Even if you had one, you never would have been able to keep them and they would have fled from your company, Sour grapes. You sound a very nasty evil racist woman full of hate and venom. My boyfriend thinks very highly of me, so does his mother, and wants to marry me. I have known him from my early teenage years and very happy that I will one day marry him. Why does that make you sad? Jealous? His mother is very happy that her son has chosen a Christian Anglican girl, as his future wife, would have preferred a white English female but is still very happy that it is me and not a Sikh or Hindu Punjabi female. Despite all the efforts of his father’s close relatives, who are desperately trying to find him a Sikh or even a Hindu Punjabi bride.

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            He is a good catch, as his parents, especially his mother is wealthy, is very good looking and has a good job and a profession. They think that all this is going to be wasted on a Christian Thamizh female from Sri Lanka. and not on some Punjabi woman. Some strange sort of warped racist logic, as if he was theirs in the first place and his mother’s wealth belongs to them. He can dance the Bhangra well. Something he learned from his male cousins from his father’s side. Maybe you can dance the Giddha( the female form of the Bhangra) with him. Most probably no boy or man ever thought highly of you, and as a result you have turned out be a bitter nasty racist spiteful old Granny, supporting racism and genocide back home, whilst enjoying the good like somewhere in west, just like our friend Jester.

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              If you badly need a boyfriend there is good looking Ashkenazi Jewish young man, at the university, wanting to be my friend too and is being a being a pest., I could palm him on to you Granny, and he can help you to cross the road, make your life less lonely and you, less spiteful. You will do us both a favour, that is if this young man like spiteful old grandmas.

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              sorry life and not like

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                As for the LTTE, it is a child of state sponsored Chingkalla racism and Indian opportunism. They were no angles but were only responsible for less than 5% of the terrorism and killings that were committed on the island, even as per your government statistics and websites. Most of their victims were actually fellow Thamizh who did not toe their line or were considered quislings and hardly any Chingkallams or Muslims, and most of the so called Chingkallams were not civilians but thugs and criminals who were deliberately to sent to ethnically cleansed Thamizh areas, especially in the Vanni and Trincomalee areas, to colonize create trouble, kill, rape, loot the neighbouring Thamizh villages, just like the way Islamic home guards were set up trained and armed by the state of Israel and the STF in the east. 90% of the so called Chingkalla civilians and Muslims killed were these criminals, thugs and home guards, who were masquerading as civilians.

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                  Even when the LTTE ethnically cleansed Muslims from the north for spying for the Chingkalla armed forces and for hiding weapons given by the armed forces in their mosques, they never killed them but ordered them to leave. All this still does not excuse what the Chingkallams, the Sri Lankan state and armed forces, aided and abetted by people like you did to the Thamizh from the time of independence. The planned systematic discrimination, denial of education, employment language rights, large scale ethnic cleansing and state sponsored Chingkalla colonization in Thamizh lands. Making over a million Indian origin estate Thamizh homeless soon of after independence, after living on the island for over 150 years and earning most of the foreign exchange and being treated like slaves.

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                    The deliberate large scaled systematic killing of indigenous Thamizh, around 300000 from the time of independence and around 145000 in May 2009, under various pretexts, especially on the pretext of fighting the LTTE but deliberately targeting Thamizh civilians, Churches, orphanage, Hindu temple, hospitals etc. Making over a million Thamizh flee the island, especially to the west and within 70 Years of independence reducing the Thamizh population from around 26% to the current 15.4% . The target was to even reduce it further, especially after the end of the war, but was stopped by international intervention. Did the LTTE do all this and even if the LTTE was terrorist as you claim, there is no excuse for the Chingkalla Sri Lankan state to have committed all this state sponsored terrorism, war crimes and systematic planned structural genocide on the island’s Thamizh and mind you this started long before the LLTE was born and before even Prapakaran was born.

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                      Deepthi, actually PK is a man posing as a nineteen year old girl. Look at her posts, no nineteen year old writes like that. Her warped ‘knowledge’ of history is that of a hate-filled bigoted adult.
                      .
                      Men who pose as young girls are a constant danger on the Internet. I think she may be trying to groom someone!

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                      “actually PK is a man posing as a nineteen year old girl.”

                      Rohan25 shows up as backup for PK. The other character is SivaSankaranSharma. All of them have the same writing style and pretty much say the same things. It’s easy to draw the obvious conclusion. I will let readers do that.

                      ” Her warped ‘knowledge’ of history is that of a hate-filled bigoted adult.”

                      Someone should send PK’s writings to the UNHRC, Yasmin Sooka, Darusman, the future Tamil Eelam spokesman LankaScot, etc. These people don’t have a clue who they are dealing with.

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                      Speaking from your own bitter experience, are you? How Norwegian Sukkar Pappa groomed you and whisked you from the southern Sri Lankan beaches to the wilds of Lapland to be his plaything and to graze his reindeer? Whom am I going to groom here old grandpas, grandmas, uncles and aunties? I do not have kinky tastes like you. Yuk the suggestion, shows what a lowly mindset you have. My father is a doctor, and my parents are quite well off, and I am their only child and I do not need to groom anyone and can get any man if I want to, and this is not an idle boast.

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                      Just like the way you, Svenson, Deepthi Silva and Ruchira appear and miraculously support each other in you racist anti Thamizh agenda? So are you all the same people?

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                    “Muslims from the north…spying for the Chingkalla armed forces”
                    You remind me of Joseph Goebbels.
                    I thought that the cyanide brigade fan club has stopped repeating that tale after the LTTE bosses expressed regrets of sorts.

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                      I am puzzled to see your understanding of the LTTE leader’s apology as a statement that” We LTTE misunderstood Muslims working with the war criminal Chandrika’s rapist army was carrying out “War for peace” as they were acting against Tamils, so it is now clear Muslims were most sincere race in Langkang, working hard for peace”. But for you Chandrika or Rowdy King or Razeek Kuzhu never apologized to Tamils because they never made any mistake. Even the Muslim Gentleman Prince Zied attempted to get an apology from these wild animals but failed and had resigned. Yesterday UNHRC repeated that the UNP-SLFP coalition should apologize to Tamils. Will they, do it? That is a question for you.
                      There is a reason when the Tamils speaking one group was falling from richest race to poorest one while the Tamil speaking Muslim group, within a few years became poorest to richest only when UNP-SLFP was carrying out $400B war on Tamils. There is a reason why Sinhalese went against the Muslim, right after defeating LTTE.

                      Bathiudeen helped Tamils; not many but only one or two.

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                      Other than those who benefited from Bathiudeen, all accept, even by many Sinhalese, that Bathiudeen created standardization to receive favors from Siri Ma O and devastated the country. (don’t attempt to convince me or CT readers that if Sinhala Buddhist attack Tamils they are good citizens but when they attack Muslims, they suddenly become bad citizens.) Evil is not such an idiot so when Ali Sabre attempted to call the Indian Ambassador, he instructed it was not Ali’s job, his office would take care of it. You know Goebbels who helped Hiler, but with your limited ability you did not come to know the Tamils who substantiated the Sinhala Buddhist Hitlers, with their lies. Even used the university letterhead to campaign for Old Rowdy.
                      It is not just Labor Party; Canada is one step ahead on that. Lately the fire stating to catch in American Congress too. If it throws flames and burns there, UNP-SLFP union will feel the heat. Your Stalin Era whining and tears that the Tamils are going get justice will not work there. America now correctly understands that the uplifting of JVP was done UNP-SLFP unions action. But it still fails to recognize that NPP out of the Stalinist Communism and America can work with them too, as a democratic government of Ceylon. Just See it as another Vietnam. One-time enemy other time friend.

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      Hello Deepthi silva,
      There was no Organisation in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th Century to deal with War Crimes.
      Countries or individuals cannot use the Crimes of others as an excuse for their Crimes. It is like Nazi War Criminals claiming at the Nuremberg Trials “What about Genghis Khan he killed 40 Million”.
      Best regards

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    Karma, they say, is a bitch.

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      deepthi silva is also like Karma!

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        Yes, and wants lots of Kama too and very bitter in not getting it

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          If the Sinhalese had done everything that Panty claims they have done, there wouldn’t be a Tamil left alive in Lanka today. How long before his ugly black heart bursts?

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    Elections in the UK and Elections in Srilanka are due this year.
    The Labour Party has taken up the issue of the Tamils in Srilanka and thereby garner the
    Tamil votes in the UK.
    Political parties in Srilanka are bound to raise this and compete with each other to harvest the Sinhala Buddhist vote.
    At the end of the day the lot of the Tamils in Srilanka would, most probably, remain unresolved.
    15 YEARS after the end of the War and if Tamils are not permitted to even mourn the death of those who perished is there anything positive to hope for in the post election era.
    The fact remains it is the Saffron Brigade who call the shots in Srilanka.

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    These politicians or their party have been paid quite a bit by the Tamil diaspora. The effort will backfire for Sri Lankan Tamils. Now there will be zero chance of any political solution. What these Diaspora desperately want are sanctions to stroke the ego, after their terrorist heroes were buried in the mud. Sanctions will lead to worse economic conditions. That kind of environment leads to an increase in nationalism.

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    “…..honoring the memory of tens of thousands of Tamil people (?) who lost their lives and suffered egregious international crimes during the final stages of the Sri Lankan War…..”
    I believe that the Labour Party has all the names of “tens of thousands of Tamils” who were said to have been subjected to international crimes during the final stage of Sri Lanka’s war against the world’s most ruthless terrorist outfit that killed tens of thousands of the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. For example, the Palestine Health Ministry has a list of Palestinians who were killed by Israel, and when, where and how they were killed. As of 6 May, 35,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by Israel, which is an undeniable fact.

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    As for Rajiv Ghandhi, don’t forget he sent he deliberately sent largely Punjabi Sikh regiments and other North Indian regiments, to the Thamizh north and east, where they were supposed to keep peace, when they could not speak the language. The obvious choice would have been to send Thamizh speaking South Indian regiments. Why? He deliberately did not for a reason. The Sikhs especially were fuming and wanting revenge, as it was mostly Thamizh Madras regiments from the south, who largely stormed the Golden Temple and destroyed the Sikh rebellion and the Khalistan movement. He wanted them these Sikh regiments, that were under great suspicion by the majority Hindus, as traitors, especially after the assassination of Indira Ghandhi, to let blood in a foreign land, and return home as valiant brave heroes and to restore their dignity, as these Sikh regiments, are an important component of the Indian armed forces. If they wanted seek revenge on the Thamizh, for what happened at the Golden temple, he and the then establishment did not want this to happen in India, as they could not let them loose on the powerful Thamizh from the key state of Thamizh Nadu. There would have been hell to pay, and his government would have not lasted and even a threat to Indian unity.

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      So, on the pretext of peace keeping they were sent here to take their revenge on the hapless Eezham Thamizh, who had nothing to do with the Golden temple, the Khalistan movement, anti-Sikh riots or anti Brahmin activities by the DMK In Thamizh Nadu. We were and still are fighting for our just rights in our own land but they just like now considered as just convenient cannon fodder to be used and discarded and treated with scorn and disrespect then as in now, as their own state treats them as such and no one, not even the UN or the west will ever question, as evidenced in May 2209. We are nobody’s children, at least the world is questioning what is happening to the Palestinians, but no one bothered and will not bother and the Chingkallams know this, and India also knows this and the opportunistic west and Britain that created this nightmare for the Thamizh know this too.

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        Therefore, as stated before they were sent to the north and east of the island, they arrived on the pretext of keeping peace but really to do the dirty work of the Chingkallams and their armed forces, who were confined to the barracks to keep the local Thamizh in line and if they do not, the so called brave Sikh and other North Indian soldiers, who had no empathy or sympathy towards the Eezham Thamizh, their just for freedom in their own land from Chingkalla state sponsored discrimination. The Thamizh were living and fighting in their own land and this foreign so-called Peace Keeping Force, called by the Eezham Thamizh as the Killing Raping and Looting force, full of Sikhs and north Indians thirsting revenge against Thamizh but unable to do so in India, were let loose on them. The rest history and everyone knows what happened.

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          As for the assassination of the Rajiv it was political suicide. Despite all the treachery and what the IPKF did to the civilian Thamizh population it was no excuse to assassinate a former head a powerful neighbouring state, especially when his mother Indira Gandhi, for her own reasons helped the EezhamThamizh cause so much and Rajiv too at the beginning, until he started to listen to the largely anti Thamizh Mafia that was running the Indian foreign service. By this one act a great disservice was done to the just cause of the Eezham Thamizh and Indian neutrality changed they wanted to destroy the LTTE and it was the Eezham Thamizh who suffered from this stupid act. When fighting for your freedom, however much you get provoked or whatever injustices that were meted out to you and your people, you do not assassinate leaders of former leaders of powerful states. Especially when it is your neigbour, that can decide on your fate as seen in May 2009. However, this does not excuse a Chingkalla naval cadet who attempted the same during a parade but failed but was treated as a heri, jailed only for a certain period and then paroled and became a member of parliament, what was his excuse and why was he treated as hero with a very lenient punishment?

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            “By this one act a great disservice was done to the just cause of the Eezham Thamizh and Indian neutrality changed”
            Stop daydreaming.
            India never forgave the defeat suffered by the IPKF.
            The Congress was a beneficiary of the LTTE’s foul murder.
            Do you think that the BJP cared two hoots for Rajeev?

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              India never forgave the defeat suffered by the IPKF.
              The Congress was a beneficiary of the LTTE’s foul murder.
              Do you think that the BJP cared two hoots for Rajeev?

              Why are you inferring unrelated, a lot of things from Piglet’s common-sense talk? Mrs Gandhi saved Siri Ma O from JVP. Did Mrs. Gandhi or PM Modi excused Appe Aanduwa for taking Katchatheevu and excreting an Indian food plate, in the usual Sinhala Buddhist Intellectuals manner, by working with China or Pakistan? Did the Congress give the certificate that LTTE’s murder benefited them, so they want to ban LTTE and excuse Deva’s murders in India?
              “Do you think that the BJP cared two hoots for Rajeev? ” Come on you, die hard to save Bathiudeen and SLFP. BJP still gives due respect for Rajeev as their country man and still ban LTTE from that land, after all it was Mrs. Gandhi who started them.
              Why do you always talk like the blinds saw the Elephant, always unrelated interpretations.

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              You may be correct SJ Thaatha and this also a point that I have to take into future discussions. Thank you

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    That’s good all criminals should be punished including war crminals. So when are we going to send Tony Blair to the Hague? Before or after the Sri Lankan Government?
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    “We are 20 years (now 21) on from the invasion of Iraq, but the devastating impacts are still being felt…”
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    “….”one of the most immoral and disastrous foreign policy decisions” taken by a UK Prime Minister in modern history, […] “Amassing a fortune swanning around TV studios and picking up paycheques from some of the world’s worst human rights abusers when he should instead be sitting in the Hague on trial for war crimes.””
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    Ross Greer MSP,
    External affairs spokesperson,
    The Scottish Greens
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    Which one caused the bigger destruction? – Iraq war or Ealam war IV?
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    If at all the next elections would be the last election that Keir Starmer and the Tory Lite party wins. They will soon become outdated and irrelevant. Until such time enjoy the drama.

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      Continued from above…
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      Baron Cameron attending the Commonwealth summit in Colombo enacted some such drama back in the day. Look what he was seen doing lately? Promoting Colombo Port City, paid by the government of Sri Lanka – the war criminals!

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      Ruchira,
      Tony Blair is not the president or prime Minister?

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        Hello Ajith,
        Tony Blair was the Prime Minister at the time. George W Bush and Blair concocted (2003) the Dodgy Dossier to justify the Invasion of Iraq. A large section of the British population objected. “Feb 11, 2023 — That was the day when an estimated 1.5 million people took to the streets of London to march against the threatened attack on Iraq”
        This was one of the biggest demonstrations ever in the UK.
        Even British politicians tell lies when it suits them. An old time BBC Radio 4 Presenter once said “How do I know a Politician is lying? His lips are moving” https://yougov.co.uk/politics/articles/45462-john-humphrys-lying-politicians-do-we-really-care

        Best regards

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