18 September, 2019

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Lanka Made No Significant Progress On Reconciliation Or Accountability In 2013: Biswal

Sri Lanka did not make significant progress on reconciliation or justice and accountability for alleged war crimes in 2013, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal tweeted a short while ago, even as Washington released its world human rights report for the year 2013 at the US State Department.

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who officially released the 2013 Human Rights Reports with country specific assessments, also tweeted that the “US supports UNHRC Sri Lanka resolution at the March session.

“Governments that protect human rights and are accountable to their citizens are more secure, bolster international peace and security, and enjoy shared prosperity with stable democratic countries around the world. Countries that fail to uphold human rights can face economic deprivation and international isolation,” Kerry said in the preface to the launch of the latest report.

 

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    It all depends on INDIA!!

    Presently Nisha the Gujarati cannot move NaMo.

    There are a Million Indian Tamils in the Center who are being neglected and abused by the Lankans Sinhal and J Tamils.

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      Nisha Biswal

      Who is monitoring the progress of US on justice and accountability for its proven – not alleged – war crimes?

      You’re barely older than Sri Lanka’s war to defend itself and protect its citizens from the most ruthless terrorist organization the modern world had seen. You are an Indian born in the US and know nothing of what you’re talking about. What gives you the cockiness to make such absolute pronouncements about a civilization that goes back to 2500 years. Is it simply because you are an American and we are some backward people? Do we smell racism?

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        OutRider:

        It becomes her business because a tortured and degraded section of Sri Lankans wants her and the US to intervene. The NPC voted unanimously to seek the help of foreign countries when the MR regime failed to listen to their grievances. So, there you are, now you know the reason. If you people want to internationalise this problem, we have no issue with it. You Sinhalese forced the Tamils to seek outside help, outside intervention. The Tamils of SRI LANKA want the US, UK and other like minded countries to intervene. In short, we want them to take this regime to task for the atrocities the regime committed on the Tamils. And lest you forget, your grandmasters went around the world, including the US seeking their help to defeat the LTTE. And lest you forget, this same president went even to the UN seeking the help of foreign countries to intervene in SL during the JVP uprising. What do you say for that?

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          Jansee Rani!

          -Iraq was thousand times better before the american invasion.Thousands of people were killed in Iraq and the killings are still going on.

          -What is happening is Afghanistan?Thousands of Afghan people were killed and getting killed by the drone attacks.

          -What is happening in Libya?Kidnappings,killings taking place everyday.

          When our people were being killed,the western masters were simply watching and now they are working overtime for regime change.Even if MR is taken to Hague,what are the Tamils going to gain?If the west is really acting in the interest of Tamils,let them exert pressure on MR for full implementation of 13th amendment at least.

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            Ramany K:

            Hello Ramany, I don’t know what the Americans did anywhere else and bluntly put, that is not my business. Charity starts at home. If the Sinhalese had raised their voices against the gruesome atrocities, US or no other country need to have interfered. SL is a diabolical nation with no hope of the races ever reconciling, as the Sinhalese do not have in them to be magnanimous in their dealings with the Tamils. The best is to part ways. Trying to convince the Sinhalese and their racist regime will never work, as other countries, including India is finding out.

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        OutRider

        by token of your argument Mahinda Rajapakse just turned 60 years old what he was no born when your so called culture of 2500 years was born. So how can he defend it?

        Namal Rajapakse was born in 1986 , he was not born in 1983 one of the worst riots that led to formation of LTTE. What does he know about it

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    Sorry they’re busy with film stars for the Provincial Counsel Elections!They boast that they have their thugs could fight with the World team?

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      Exactly, and boasting the way how they held the CHOGEM about the millions spent on the circus are not declared to the opposition yet. They are on boasting mode, but using blatant lies. Rural communities are not interested in knowing facts and figures, while they are on a struggle for their 3 meals.

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      This woman is. Crazy she refuses to see the progress and development to fulfil her agenda

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        sarojini

        “This woman is. Crazy she refuses to see the progress and development to fulfil her agenda”

        Women are from Venus hence all women are crazy, men are from mars making them mass murderers.

        So what is new?

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        “refuses to see the progress and development to..”

        85% of it still belongs to China and every body knows that they are as good as paper knickers.

        She did not like them; they were tear-able.

        (^‿◕)

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        What progress and development. Don’t think building some roads means GOSL can be a tyrant. Northern road development is also an excuse for GOSL to colonise the area with Sinhalese.

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        sarojini:

        We don’t agree with your assessment. We are more than happy to refute the bluffs and lies you people have been telling the world. The Tamils pleadings in seeking the truth fell on deaf ears. What progress are you talking about? Go and tell that bullshit to your president. The NPC has passed a resolution seeking foreign independent investigation. So, keep your lies to yourself.

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    Poor MR, he held NPC elections for nothing according to Mrs. Nisha Biswal. It seems “little now more later” has now turned into “all or nothing”.

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      The Ukrainian government was by some accounts corrupt, yet was legitimate and democratically elected, and replaced a government that was corrupt run by another utterly inept and corrupt but elected Western sponsored one (the so-called Orange revolution). Yanukovich was deposed by a Western funded and organised mob, that he was unprepared to handle using force. He paid the price and as Soros writes elsewhere today, the mob must be allowed to rule.

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      Mahinda was forced to hold the NPC elections because CHOGM was coming up . While GOSL allowed the NPC elections, the real power still rests with the Sinhala security apparatus and not the civilian NPC.

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    The US spent $5 billion subverting the Ukraine and ultimately attaining the regime change it desired, as Victoria Nuland was overheard saying to the US ‘Ambassador’ to that country. How much Biswas and Sisson will spend to get a compliant regime in Colombo is yet to be seen.

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      Dont be that cocky; its at the russian doorstep.

      The Russians have the fastest launching pad in the world

      http://world.time.com/2014/02/27/gunmen-seize-parliament-in-ukraines-russian-stronghold/

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      The US spent is significantly much lower than the amount Rajapakse regime spent to various rogue governments and corrupted individuals like BJP Subramaniaswamy, Hindu Ram, and Commonwealth Sharma.

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    “Sri Lanka did not make significant progress on reconciliation or justice and accountability for alleged war crimes in 2013,”

    I am still a waiting for someone to explain:
    1. “reconciliation” with whom?
    2. “Justice” for whom?
    3. “accountability” to whom?
    4. If the “war crimes” are “alleged” how can any of the above be carried out?

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      Eusense:
      Let me try to make some “sense” of the “non-sense” you had written:
      First take the questions in the reverse order.

      4. War crimes will not be alleged and everyone will know for sure one way or other if an impartial open investigation is conducted. This is what the international community is asking.

      3. As human beings we are accountable to society in general and country and society we live-in in particular.

      2. Justice to those that were hurt physically, mentally or financially this also includes the majority community because the actions of a few have given a black mark on many.

      1. First the reconciliation has to be with Tamils as they were the worst affected, then country and world community.

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        Burt,
        Read the statement of this woman again. Looks like you seem to lack comprehension.

        4. She wants “reconciliation, justice and accountability” on “alleged” war crimes. How can anyone with a brain (except you) ask for reconciliation, justice and accountability when the country has not found guilty of anything? When she visited SL she should have first looked for evidence for an investigation, not whether reconciliation, justice and accountability has been carried out! Her visit, and now this statement shows she couldn’t find any credible evidence, but keep talking about the progress of reconciliation, justice and accountability.
        I am all for a an open investigation. However, the investigation should include the time period during the British era until today. It should include activities of UK, India, Norway and LTTE activity from its inception and should include all countries that had anything to do with this conflict and countries that allowed LTTE fund raising, Banking, all LTTE supporters then and now, countries that sold arms to the terror organization and NGOs and humanitarian organizations which supplied reports. No asylum seeker, anonymous, third party and hear say evidence is assumable. I am sure you will find this to be fair.

        3. To what SPECIFIC society is SL accountable and for what? The Sinhalese, the innocent Tamil society or, are you implying the brutal LTTE terror group? Didn’t the gov. eliminate this 30 year terror menace for all people of Sri Lanka? Isn’t that sufficient accountability of the government’s duty towards all citizens of SL.

        2. Are you talking about justice for those 100,000 citizens that were killed, hurt physically, mentally or financially by suicide murdering that went on for 30 years? Yes, That is why I want all remnants of the LTTE and its supporters overseas prosecuted for these crimes.

        1. How dare you say that the Tamils were the worst affected? 100,000 innocent civilians (mostly Sinhalese) were suicide murdered by this terror group. You don’t care about them? What kind of justice are you seeking? Are you a selfish racist? In reality the Tamils should seek pardon and re conciliate with the Sinhalese for raising arms against the Sinhalese and the country.

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          Eusense,
          You got so many things mixed up. And your priority is fixing issues in other countries..
          Think about what happens in 1971 and 1988~89.
          How SL government killed Sinhalese people in those period? SL government behaved like thugs.. Can you think of any justification of military or police of democratically elected government executing unarmed civilians?.
          Rebelion Sinhalese in 1971-88~89, rebelion Tamils till 2009, used violence against government, that is true.. How many of those procecuted legally? There should be quite a number of Sinhalese & Tamils who should get maximum penalty. Have you heard any prosecution in SL, like what we hear about Rajeev Gangdhi prosecution in India?
          What happened to Rohana Wejeweera?

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            Avb,
            Did you read 4. of my post? Read again and add GOSL to it.
            You ask “How many of those procecuted legally? ” It is the GOSL’s responsibility protect its citizens. You raised arms you face the consequences. You shoot/bomb/suicide bomb the Military/civilians the defense forces have the right to return the favor. Or according to you do not harm these terrorist just hand over the country to them??

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          //100,000 innocent civilians (“MOSTLY SINHALESE”) were suicide murdered by this terror group.//

          It seems just like his boss Mahinda this guy also failed Math in high school. :)

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          Eusense:

          How come you missed out the more than 70,000 Sinhalese murdered by the Sinhala regime during the 1970s?

          Of course, a thief, a cheat, a liar and a murderer would never admit to any of these acts. The SL regime is no different. Don’t forget this regime initially insisted of zero civilian casualties but with mounting evidence retracted that stand and instead admitted to “some”casualties. So, until this murderer is beaten into shape he is not going to admit the horrible atrocities he had committed. The fact that the regime has been changing its goalposts because right up from MR to Gotabaya, all are murderers.h And is it surprising that they are trying to hide their tracks.

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          I don’t believe people are born stupid but you should have got first class stupidity training.

          The main cry from the international community as well as Sri Lankans is for a open, transparent and independent inquiry as to what happened. If that is done all your questions will be answered. Call is for an inquiry not persecution YET.

          Based on facts, accountability, justice and reconciliation will follow. I don’t think your able to comprehend. Please read this standing you might be putting too much pressure on your brain. :)

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            Mr.Burt,
            Did you even read what I wrote? Did you read the tweet of this Biswal woman? Does she tweet about an inquiry? I have already told you about the required conditions for an inquiry. Do you agree on that? What trash are you talking here?

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          Eusense,
          “However, the investigation should include the time period during the British era until today”

          What about starting from the date of Vijay’s arrival in the island Eelam?

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            how moronic are you?

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      Eusense,

      Read articles on CT, Groundviews.org,… then you will find the answers to your questions.

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          Anpu,
          I guess you have read and understood the links you give. Right?
          In that case please answer my 4 simple questions. I expect only a one word answer to each question. Am I asking too much?

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            Copy Cat try Norse code!

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        Anpu,

        Don’t waste time with this guy who thinks that he and Rajapakse family are very intelligent creatures in the world. Of course they belongs to animal kingdom with under developed brain.

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          I thought you might answer my 4 simple questions. Too hard for the little brain?

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        GV? The one run by corrupt peaceniks? Better to ask from Adela balasingham herself than to read GV.

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        What the use in reading if you cannot understand, your bad luck the Sinhala papers are too frightened to write the truth as they see it.

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      EUsense@,
      1. “reconciliation” with whom?

      If they fail to go on this with nothern folks they should have shown it with minority folks rest of the areas of the country, but from what we got to see, how regliious forces of the govt attacked muslim srilankens, how they demolished churches, how they made big issues out of none ( as it was the case with HALAL), one could draw picture for what they are capable of… or not ?

      2. “Justice” for whom?

      With whom – if not with nothern folks all other citizens in the country… that have been waiting for JUSTICE for their day today issues…. check the new issued by state dept website to inform you more..

      Justice was clearly depicted to entire world the way how PRESIDENT and his PSC treated country’s former CJ Dr. SB sacking her from office quicker than their night races said to be held in colombo causing all sound exposures to the gullible, silent masses whose mouths are closed by their thuggish mechanisms today (white vanning, killing, assaults and abductions of brutal forms)

      3. “accountability” to whom?

      If not to tamils living in nothern soils, to others living rest of the country.

      Accounbility – should be made clear atleast to the opposition in parliment – today I got ot know they are not YET informed how much was spent for the CHOGEM CIRCUS…

      Why cant they in power fail to give open statistics on facts and figures in terms of millions or billions spent for each of the projects. People and opposition have rights to know them without any hindrances.

      4. If the “war crimes” are “alleged” how can any of the above be carried out?

      If they admit that they are criminals.. that is something else, but telling that no casualties are made by them in the war end to react as described above – have already proved that they HAVE TO BE CHARGED for the crimes they perpetrated. No doubt, Rajapakshes are criminals, THey deserve to be hanged for all crimes they carried out.. all crimes they have been carrying out…

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        Forgot to take your medication?

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      They are technically referred to as alleged because no impartial investigation has been carried out but there is enough evidence to conclude War crimes have been committed.

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        Well said Eusense !
        Especially agree about point 4, always makes me laugh when these madayans go on about “accountability for alleged war crimes”. Maybe they should crack open a dictionary every once in a while instead of trying to use ‘big’ words they don’t really understand LOL

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        You mean war crimes like the one you came up with, where you lock people in a room and drop a nuclear bomb on it, and at the end 2/3 of them walk out feeling a bit dazed LOL

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          If you are going to attribute statements to me , atleast get it right.

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      What they mean by reconciliation is giving into the demands of the separatists. In short we need to rescue north from LTTE at our cost and then offer it in a platter to the puppets of west and India.

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      Eusense:

      Reconciliation with the Tamils.
      Justice for the Tamils.
      Accountability to the Tamils.

      You must thank that war crimes is still an allegation only. Unless MR wants to end up like Saddam and Gaddafi. So, tell your president to grab this opportunity to prove his and his regime’s innocence.

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        Jansee,
        I need a clarification here. Are you referring to the innocent TAMIL civilians that had nothing to do with terrorism. Or the brutal TAMIL terrorists who carried out suicide murder?

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      DJ explains how UNHRC 2014 would work this time.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/video-defence-bureaucracy-disproportionately-influencing-domestic-and-foreign-policy-in-lanka-dayan/

      Actually, DJ fearlessly attacks GR and the reste. That I like in DJ’s person.

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        thanks. CT… you have posted it as an article … thanks so much :)

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    Oh dear oh dear, shall we take our victorious forces and invade the USA ?

    LOL

    I await the keyboard warriors to attack Biswal

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      Every time Us or west person open their mouth , thousands of idiots in this forum happy to lift their cloth support for that

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      Every time US or Western person opened their mouth, thousands of idiots in this forum happy to lift their cloths to support that

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      Come on! Don’t say it loud. If that lunatic chap Wimal W heard this, he will practically proclaim a ‘war’ to invade the US with the ‘veera sebalayos’ and the barbaric BBS (buddhist bull shit).

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        True, Wimal is like the cardboard hero off the cuff (aka eusense ) above, ranting and raving LOL

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    Jarawapussa the dirty [Edited out]

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    .
    It’s very simple….

    The Soldier who shot VP is a Hero.
    The Soldier who shot VP’s 10 year old son is a Zero (criminal).

    :-)

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      aratai

      “The Soldier who shot VP is a Hero. The Soldier who shot VP’s 10 year old son is a Zero (criminal).”

      May be,

      However executing surrendered terrorists is also war crime.

      Zero,Zero, Zero, Zero,Zero, Zero, ………….irrespective of race, religion, region……… be it Rohana or Vellupillai.

      I hope you will get your ideas, concepts, definitions, ……… right. It seems your mind has been polluted by stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese.

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        “However executing surrendered terrorists is also war crime”
        Vedda,
        Did you decide that?
        A Terrorist war is different from a conventional war. There are no rules of engagement laid down by any world authority for terror wars. LTTE terrorists surrendering is a special case. Why? Because this group of terrorists are famous for suicide missions. They may come with a white flag to show surrender but their real intention could be to detonate a bomb they carry. Soldiers will have to take a split second decision. If you were a soldier what would you do?
        You saw what an innocent looking LTTE woman did to Rajiv Gandhi.

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          Eusense

          you have no sense….change your name to I have no sense….

          your argumenst here and your theory here are exactly the reason why Mahinda and his regime is facing war crime invetigation.

          So there is no point explaining to you as you have the same closed mentality as the rulers of this countyry.

          “which is we reject outright …..”

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            Rajsh,
            Is it really “there is no point explaining to you” or you have no answer to me? Sorry, the truth can’t be beaten. Why don’t you take my comment sentence by sentence and tell all readers what is “no sense” about each.

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    ..Governments which protect human rights , accountable to US friendly citizens,are more secure and enjoy prosperity with Kery’s friends..

    Pity Kerry or Nisha couldn’t give any examples for our not so hip inhabitants to check and tick the UNP box next month.

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    The government is accountable to the citizen of the country not to foreigners who tried desperately to stagnate us by forcing us to talk peace with terrorists.

    The government showed it’s accountability to it’s own people by defeating the terrorists and uniting the country again. North and East are the fastest growing provinces already. What more accountability do these terror sponsors want?

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      The government does not hold itself accountable to Sri Lankans as it obstructs and denies the slaughter of Tamils in 2009 by its forces.

      The government acts with impunity . Where is the accountability for all the disappeared and tortured persons, and the protesters in Weliwariya?

      Where is the accountability for the people whos lands have been forcefully taken over by the government?

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      Liberal One:

      When you talk of “citizens” you are talking of Sinhalese or Tamils? Because the Tamils of the NPC have passed a resolution seeking foreign intervention. Aren’t they citizens, too? And incidentally, they don’t agree with your assessment on development and have said as much. Why wasting your breath? You can’t even stop Navi Pillay and Cameron scolding your president in the country itself. Surely you could have been the knight in shining armour in taking them on. Sleepy head you are.

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    Nisha Biswal has made totally wrong statements today. SriLanka HAS MADE significant progress on reconciliation and on justice & accountability for alleged war crimes.

    Our heroic soldiers are maintaining peace in the North & East. The military is 99% Sinhala in composition, because we do not trust any of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Even if they (Tamils) do not support the LTTE, they may have separatist beliefs. They are also demanding devolution of power. We Sinhalese will never agree to that.

    I believe that our greatest war hero Gota stated to the media even before the war ended: The Tamils, under the pretext of being a minority should not demand undue things (equal rights and devolution). Sri Lanka belongs to only the Sinhala race.

    Many of the allegations about Sinhala soldiers and police raping Tamil women during the war, and up until today, are false. In nearly all instances our Sinhala soldiers and police would have had legitimate suspiciouns about those particular Tamil women. Any way, the majority of Sinhalese are aware of these rapes, but will not publicly say so, and do not favor any punishment for the rapists.

    Channel 4 and Amnesty International have video clips of these rapes, some of which are allegedly committed right now in the Dehiwela (Colombo suburb) Police Station by the officer in charge. But, we Sinhalese will not believe that this evidence is sufficient.

    The Tamil have to shut up and agree to our version of reconciliation! This is our island. Our Dhamma Deepa.

    Thanks.
    Mahinda FanClub.

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    The Tamil have to shut up and agree to our version of reconciliation! This is our island.

    Does this also applies to your Tamils you posted in another CT aritcle

    “Tamils who are true sons of Lanka are firmly on our side – like the honorable legal expert Telli C Rajaratnam. A few more examples who are living very happily in multi ethnic and multi religtions Colombo, are Ken Balendra, Ravi Thambiayah and physician Dr. Henry Rajaratnam.”

    or are these Tamils exempt
    or you forgto to tell them
    Or are you a two faced Sinhalease

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