26 October, 2021

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Lanka’s (Executioner) Ambassador In Geneva Set To Align With World’s Worst Human Rights Violators

Candauda Arachchige Chandraprema better known in para-military circles as Thadi Priyantha (Large Priyantha) and current Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva has aligned Sri Lanka with some of the worst human rights violators in the world.

Chandraperema with the Director General of the UN in Geneva

Colombo Telegraph can confirm that on Ambassador Chandraprema’s recommendation the Foreign Ministry has granted approval for the Sri Lanka delegation in Geneva to intervene at the Human Rights Council in support of Syria, Eretria, Belarus and several other autocratic regimes.

Just before discussing Human Rights High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet’s report on Sri Lanka, the Council discussed an oral update by the Special Rapporteur on Eretria. Many democratic and civilised countries from across the world, including those from Asia, Africa and Latin America spoke in sport of the work of the Special Rapporteur and called for decisive action on Eretria,

However Sri Lanka’s ambassador took the floor in support of Eritrea. Candauda Chandraprema said the Council should limit its interventions to the Universal Periodic Review, a once in four years review of each UN country. Sri Lanka criticized country specific actions on Eritrea and called on the UN not to interfere into internal affairs of countries.

Eritrea’s government remains one of the world’s most repressive, subjecting its population to widespread forced labour and conscription, imposing restrictions on freedom of expression, opinion, and faith, and restricting independent scrutiny by international monitors.

Eritrea remains a one-man dictatorship under President Isaias Afewerki, with no legislature, no independent civil society organizations or media outlets, and no independent judiciary. Elections have never been held in the country since it gained independence in 1993.

Ironically Eretria was also one of the few countries to openly support the LTTE. According to the Hindustan Times the LTTE were due to get 10 new aircraft through an Eritrea-based arms smuggling network in 2009 and it was widely speculated at that time that LTTE leader Prabhakaran had plans to escape to Eritrea by air.

A US Senate Foreign Relations Committee report in December 2006 stated that the Eritrean government provided direct support to the LTTE. The LTTE, according to news reports, had established a presence in Eritrea primarily to operate in the informal arms market.

Today Nandasena Rajapaksa’s handpicked Ambassador is speaking in defence of this very country.

Meanwhile Candauda Chandraprema’s other alliances with regimes that abuse human rights with impunity will alarm its long-time bilateral donors.

The authoritarian President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, who has ruled that country since 1994 is called the ‘Last Dictator of Europe.’ His government has cracked down on opposition leaders and movements and abused civil rights to freedom of assembly and association. The regime of Bashar Hafez al-Assad of Syria has not only brought that country to absolute ruin but has committed countless crimes against humanity. The record of the rest of Sri Lanka’s new allies are no better.

A Foreign Ministry source who confirmed that Foreign Secretary Jayanath Colombage had granted approval for Chandraprema’s actions in Geneva said that these actions have dragged Sri Lanka to an all-time low point in its engagement with the international community where it is now bundled along with some of the worst human rights violators in the world.

Chandraprema alias Thadi Priyantha was a known member of a government sponsored death squad in teh 1980s and was alleged by an ex policeman to have been responsible for the killing of at least three Sinhalese human lawyers in 1989.

(see full dossier on Chandraprema here)

During the late eighties Chandraprema was a key member of the PRRA, the People’s Revolutionary Red Army. In 2000 he was arrested in connection with the execution of two human rights lawyers, Kanchana Abhayapala and Charitha Lankapura but later released. Chandraprema’s arrest occurred after a former police officer, himself implicated in torture, was arrested on 3 August 2000. SSP Douglas Peiris gave an affidavit after his arrest saying that Thadi Priyatha (aka Chandraprema) had killed four people, including three human rights lawyers.

International media has already drawn attention to Sri Lanka sending an accused killer as its ambassador to the UN in Geneva, the seat of human rights in the world. A news report on Candauda Chandraprema appeared on the foreign policy site Just Security a few weeks ago. (By Chinthika De Silva)

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    World’s Worst Human Rights Violators are the Americans and I am an American citizen. Tamils must of heard of Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Somali, Sudan and Yemen. Tamils are less likely to have heard of American atrocities in Argentina, Peru, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and several other Latin American countries.

    This is an domestic issue and was settled to the satisfaction of 75% of this citizens. An democratically elected government put down an brutal terrorist group that used child soldiers, women, suicide bombings, and killed thousands of Tamils, Sinhalese, Indians and Muslims, crippling the nations economy for over 30 years, Because of Tamil terrors , thousands of Sri Lankas fled the island for greener pastures. Depriving the nation of thousands university graduates and skilled workers. Tamils should have done some Gandhi type protest to get their demands ,instead of killing people and ruing a nation. Karma is a bitch !

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      westham,
      You make me laugh!
      Look at, ‘Tamils should have done some Gandhi type protest to get their demands’. Do you know that the former Tamil leader SJV was called the local Gandhi?
      .
      What type of ‘Gandhi type protest’ have you undertaken to let your US know that they are the ‘World’s Worst Human Rights Violators’!

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        Nathan,
        Where on earth asylum seekers ‘DEMAND’? They have to be satisfied with what they get from the host country and live peacefully with Native people.
        Asylum seekers ‘REQUEST’. After colonial rulers abandoned the Dravidians they brought from Hindusthan and ran away the request from Dravidians was not to send them back to the cesspool from where their ancestors were picked up and allow them to stay in Sinhale. Kind hearted Sinhalayo agreed to that request and accommodated them in their country. What happened after that is a long unpleasant story.

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          Eagle Eye,
          I have no faith in making you understand that your assumption that Tamils are ‘asylum seekers’ is only in your mind. Do not make faulty assumptions.
          .
          Your past generations were Tamils.

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        Nuthan,

        But other Tamils resorted to the gun and paid the price. Had they all followed Chelva, things would be far different.

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          GATAM,
          Tell me why would there have been a need to resort to guns, had the Sinhalese been amenable to Gandhian protests.

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            Nuthan,

            Have you forgotten who won and who lost in 2009?

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              JATAM


              “Have you forgotten who won and who lost in 2009?”

              It was VP who won two elections and one war for Mahinda.
              Whom do think who won the war?

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        Nathan,
        “Do you know that the former Tamil leader SJV was called the local Gandhi?”
        —-
        Please do not insult a great human being like Gandhi by putting SJV to his level. Gandhi was dead against dividing the country whereas SJV who was born in Malaya and entered Sinhale illegally during British rule wanted to divide Sinhale, the country of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo and grab a part to create a separate State for the Dravidians brought to Yapanaya by Portuguese and Dutch.
        Gandhi was a non-violent person where as SJV passed Vaddukkodei Resolution to create a separate State in Sinhale and requested Demalu to take up arms to fight with Sinhalayo leading to the formation of Tamil terrorist organization LTTE that massacred Sinhalayo for three decades using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns, chemical weapons and child soldiers .

        There are similarities between SJV and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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          Eagle Eye,
          You are right. SJV’s task was more daunting!
          Gandhi being a member of the ‘majority’ community, it was easier for him to take his path of ‘non violence’ against the fewer imperialists. On the other hand SJV had his work cut out against the numerically superior Sinhalese.

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            Then why did Tamil tigers kill Gandhi in 1991?

            Don’t tell me the life of one Gandhi is more valuable than another Gandhi! It is not.

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          Well, Tamils killed Gandhi in 1991!

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      westham
      _
      “This is an domestic issue and was settled to the satisfaction of 75% of this citizens. “

      Alright it is a domestic issue if so why the hell did Sri Lanka beg, borrow and buy arms, ammunition, bombers, multi barrels, field guns, ……. lethal weapon systems, radars, ships, ………. satellite intelligence, chemicals, from 30 odd countries? Why couldn’t the great people this island independently manufacture all these stuff locally?

      Where did you get the idea 75% of the citizens were satisfied. Please let us have some proof? Did you do a survey among people?
      I suggest you consult Deegoda Kumara Healer and Miracle-man from your head to bottom.

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        SL population ( 2020 ) : 71 % Sinhalese Buddhist , 4 % Sinhalese Christian . Total : 75 %

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          Your comment is very stupid and extremely racist. Living in the USA for many years, amongst its multi racial mix, being married to a white Czech woman and having mixed race children has not taught you anything . Like almost 95% of the Sinhalese you are racist to the core. Brainwashed from childhood by your peers with the Mahavamsa myth, that the ;land only belongs to the Sinhalese. The Mahavamsa is really a mixture of fairly tale , deliberate lies and history of what only happened in the so called Anuradhapura kingdom and the Sinhalese south and not nothing to do with what happened in the Tamil areas. Ironically it was written by South Indian immigrant monks, who were chased away from their homeland. This may be the reason for their constant anti Tamil tirade and bitterness towards the Tamils , as they personally saw them as enemies , as they were exiled from their homeland. You do not take it literally but learn to read through it like even many religious books and epics and learn to take on what is relevant and the truth.

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            The island was never promised to the Sinhalese and the Sinhalese are not indigenous but another Indian migrant group, who arrived in the island , much later after the Tamil Dravidian Naga , who are largely the ancestors of the Sri Lankan Tamils. The Sinhalese are a mixture of many Indian migrant groups of which the Indian Tamils are the biggest contributors to the Sinhalese genetic make up .Other Indian migrant groups are minor contributors. Just because Sinhalese ethnicity and the language developed in the southern parts of the island does not mean they are indigenous. It developed out of largely Indian migrants and languages and the Tamil people and the Tamil language are the biggest contributors to the formation of the Sinhalese ethnicity , culture and language.

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              Also in a democracy just because you are in a majority does not mean you have the right to discriminate , marginalize and commit all sorts atrocities , like genocide and war crimes on the minorities. They have the same right to their lands and to live in peace and dignity and protection for their history identity and land, Just like what you receive in the USA. Live in the USA and enjoy all its prosperity , perks and benefits and preach genocide and marginalization and majoritarian tyranny back home. Disgusting creature.

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        Vedda’s son,

        Wrong. SL did not beg weapons from any country. Tamils begged.

        SL purchased all weapons. No one actually loaned weapons. Some donated. Some weapons were given free to SL to test on live war.

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          SL purchased all weapons.
          No one actually loaned weapons.
          Some donated.
          Some weapons were given free to SL to test on live war.
          *
          Can someone please explain to me how these four statements hold together.

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            Poor SJ,

            It means SL owes nothing to any country for the weapons it used to defeat Tamils.

            Donations and testing are for mutual benefit.
            “Don’t buy from China please, we give you free.”
            “Please test our weapons in SL on your enemies and you can have some.”

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              There are contradictions between the sentences.
              I did not ask for ‘meaning’ but resolution of the contradiction.
              You admit that you cannot.
              That is all

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          You are another disgusting opportunistic racist . That is all I can say. Was posting under another identity and pretending to be neutral before the elections to get the Tamil speakers to vote for your political party , that is equally racist towards the Tamils , like all Sinhalese led parties and then once the election was over , now show your true racist opportunistic colours. Trying to set up the Tamil Muslims living in the north and east against the rest of the Tamils and to agitate for a separate Islamic nation, strangely only in Tamil areas, where they share a common language , heritage and ethnicity with the rest of the Tamils but not in Sinhalese areas , where the majority of them live ,as many have pointed out , are now being increasingly being marginalized and do not share anything in common with the Sinhalese , You and the rest of the Sinhalese are deliberately doing this not because you love Muslims but to deny the Tamils justice and muddy the waters. This has also observed and pointed out by others too. We Tamils are not idiots

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            R25
            The fellow will say anything to attract attention.
            Deep down there is mischief.

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      Gandhi and the movement of non-violence suited their call for independence from a colonial power. However, it was not without armed rebellion; some historians credit the armed rebellion at least in part for winning independence. Also, there are numerous examples of civil wars in pursuit of independence from colonial powers.
      /
      The Tamils of Sri Lanka were confronted with State terror which had much of the majority ethnic community’s support fuelled by the bigotry of the Buddhist clergy; the many successive Sinhala governments of post-independent SriLanka took it upon themselves to brutally terrorize the Tamils.
      /
      At the onset, there were peaceful protests by Tamils which weren’t welcome and were met with oppression. That hasn’t changed even today; case in point, P2P protest and how the Gotabaya regime reacted to it. The reality has always been that there was no space for protests and peaceful mobilization by the Tamils in search of equality in this multi ethnic country.
      /
      Let’s hope there is such a thing as karma. Let’s hope it comes down real hard on every evil element, criminal, bigot, false propagandist and hate mongerer of the past and the present.

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        Sugandh,
        “The Tamils of Sri Lanka were confronted with State terror which had much of the majority ethnic community’s support fuelled by the bigotry of the Buddhist clergy; the many successive Sinhala governments of post-independent SriLanka took it upon themselves to brutally terrorize the Tamils.”

        The truth is, the State and Sinhalayo who are the Native people in Sinhale had to confront Tamil terrorism promoted by racist separatist Malabar Vellala Demala politicians to grab a part of the country of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo to create a separate State for the Dravida coolies brought by colonial rulers to Yapanaya.
        There was no reason for the Government or the Sinhalayo who accommodated Demalu (Tamils after 1911) brought by colonial rulers and granted citizenship to terrorize them. If Sinhalayo did not want Demalu to live in Sinhale, they could have started an anti-Demala campaign after British left to chase them back to Hindusthan from where they came but Sinhalayo did not do that. Few countries that were British colonies did that.
        But after gaining citizenship in Sinhale, ungrateful Demalu turned against Sinhalayo and terrorized them.

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          Sinhalayo as you say is going to loose the Country very soon to china . This autocratic country that keeps its minority Muslims population of over 1.5 million in solitary concentration camps as slaves in North China. China does not care about human rights, or even allow protests, strikes, or any other democratic life styles to their own citizens of over 1100 million in the last 40 years. It’s a one- man ruling country with the help of 4,000 odd party members holding the whole power. It has tried to spread its domination in other Pacific Ocean countries but, miserably failed. However, Sri Lanka knowingly got close to them and gave Hambantota Harbour,Colombo City Harbour and many others in future just to keep the failing economy and now unable to pay even loans and accumulated interests of millions of Dollars . Therefore, without shouting as the native Sinhalayo ,find ways to settle your prolonged debts to China and if not they will take over the Country. Late J.R Jayawardena who signed the first Trade agreement in 1951 with China , who said in later years as president that” You got to to be very smart, when dealing with China and you should know the limits.”

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            PL, you said ” Late J.R Jayawardena who signed the first Trade agreement in 1951 with China..”
            *
            The Ceylon-China Trade Agreement was initiated and signed by RG Senanayake, Minister of Trade and Commerce in 1952.
            So much for your accuracy of information.
            *
            “[China is] a one- man ruling country with the help of 4,000 odd party members holding the whole power.”
            Do you know the membership of CCP?
            Why don’t you do at least a Google search before indulging in your China bashing? You may have a few fragments of factual accuracy to show.

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              I agree that R.G. signed the agreement as Minister trade later. However, J. R., is the first person to visit China as Minister of Finance and a Senior leader in 1951 and brought a cultural relationship with China and was concerned and careful about opening trade relations When he was the President. China is still an autocratic , tyrant country Which keeps its ordinary citizens at a subsistence level of living and many of whom still living in barracks, Whilst the CCP members are the ruling class and owning the wealth of the country under the name of bogus Communist Party. The real communist system is available only in Cuba , where I have visited number of times and not even in Russia.

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                Who said China is socialist?

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        Then why Tamils killed Gandhi in 1991?

        The lives of all Gandhis are equally valuable.

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          “The lives of all Gandhis are equally valuable.”
          No comment.

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      Dear Friends,
      .
      This is what I what found on the web about this criminal.
      .
      Candauda Arachchige Chandraprema
      The new Sri Lankan representative proposed by the Sri Lankan government to the United Nations in Geneva1 is
      C. A. Chandraprema, a known member of a government sponsored death squad2 and was alleged by an ex
      policeman to have been responsible for the killing of three Sinhalese human lawyers in 1989.
      During the late eighties Chandraprema was a key member of the PRRA, the People’s Revolutionary Red Army3
      (see below), and was repeatedly referred to as “Thadi (fat) Priyantha” 4
      in public sources and has never denied
      that this is him.. From 1987-90, it’s estimated 40,000 Sinhalese were killed during the country’s second Sinhala
      youth insurrection. PRRA helped the Sri Lankan military target their opponents and is reported to have killed
      more than a thousand people in this period of conflict5
      .
      In 2000 Chandraprema was arrested in connection with the execution of two human rights lawyers (Kanchana
      Abhayapala and Charitha Lankapura6
      ) but later released7
      . Media reports say the Attorney General found no legal
      grounds to proceed with the prosecution of Chandraprema8
      . Ravaya newspaper carried a lead story at the time
      saying that another PRRA member facing arrest had threatened to expose members of the government implicated
      in past incidents, which he said would force them “to hide their heads in shame”9

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        Chandraprema was a pro UNP guy. He once wrote a book called “Kolla Pata Samajaya” He had a column in the Sunday Leader I think where he attacked the then CBK government. But then he defected to the Rajapakshe side according to the well known saying birds of a feather flock together. If you think of all the people killed in the last few decades at the hands of the many Chandraprema like characters there is no room for the living to escape the souls of the departed crying out for justice.

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        UNHRC should not punish srilankens but Rajapkashes for all the mess created in SL.
        .
        If the country would not be saved by Rajakshe politics, this country s future will be like that of Myanmar or the like countries.

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        When you elect a 7 Eleven clerk to be your president this is the caliber of people your going to get to represent you, Blame the Sinhala Buddhists..

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        Dear LL: Is there any provision for UN or its affiliated organizations to “Accept” or “Reject” the representative of a country depending on verification of their credentials/ If that provision is available to a country/State to “Accept” or “Reject”, WHY NOT to the UN and other organizations such as UNHRC? It is time for the UN to give serious consideration to establish that “Mandate”. This NEED has arisen mainly on the matters related to the two “Representatives” of Sri Lanka already working in the UN Bodies. One is: (1) Mr. Mohan Peiris as the “Permanent Representative” to the UNO and (2) this “Criminal” and “Thug” “Chandraprema”. In the case of (1) above the UNO Secretary-General had to “Reprimand” and “Caution” for unwanted remarks made on the very first day of his address to the Assembly. In the case of (2) is “Known Criminal” operative under different “Regimes”. This “Provision” could also act as another “Punishment” for “Rogue Regimes” for appointing “Unwanted” personnel to high positions of responsibility that tarnish the “IMAGE” of a country and its PEOPLE for no fault of theirs. Canada has “Exercised” that “Prerogative Right” already.

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          It must be of highest importance that those who take part at all levels of the UN Body are individuals of credibility and dignity to guarantee that the decisions made by UN are beyond reproach. When morally bankrupted individuals like the Srilanka Permanent Representative, Mohan Pieris and his ilk become members of the UN Body aided and abetted by Pariah Member States, taking active part in the process of decision making, it invariably become a log of rotting wood. Useless even as firewood.

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      Hello racist Chingkalla joker . living the good life in the USA but like typical Chingkalla racist run the west down. Want to have their cake and it it. Why don’t you go and live in Afghanistan , Syria, Vietnam or even China as they are bastions of Human Rights. Even your Chingkalla war criminal president may be still a USA citizen , definitely lots of his relatives and son are. It was settled to the satisfaction of 75% . Yes we know who this 75% are if they are indeed 75% . A racist brainwashed population , calling them selves indigenous Chingkalla Aryans m when they are really not indigenous nor Aryans but largely descended from low caste Indian Thamizh immigrants and speaking a language that is a mixture of Thamiz, Pali and Sanskrit , with Thamizh making up the largest contributor to this language. Yes even the Nazis said that they had 100% support and satisfaction of the then German population , when they went on their genocidal spree. Your ramblings sound the same. Hope you get deported from the USA back to your genocidal nightmare. You will not return but sit in the USA for the good life. As you know what awaits you back in your so called genocidal paradise

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      Dear “westham”,
      .
      Our country is in dire straits. Please try to write more seriously.

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      westham wrote: This is an domestic issue and was settled to the satisfaction of 75% of its citizens.

      TFN’s response: what you said above is a hilarious statement. Your statement about 75% (majority population) is similar to women’s rights issues in Saudi Arabia attended by all men, who take vote on how to treat women and move forward. These are the very same men who subjugate women in SA. Did you put any thought into this before jotting this down? or were you drunk from an overdose of kasippu?

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      President Biden has restarted killing Muslims while the UNHRC is on going!!

      USA has attacked Muslims in Syria killing scores. Trump got this wrong. Compared to Bush senior, Clinton, Bush junior and Obama, Trump was very light on killing Muslims.

      Human rights!

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      westham

      Why live in a country of ‘world’s worst human rights violators’?

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        Raj-UK

        My wife’s Czechoslovakian and my two children are born in New York. I am 42 , You want me to drag three people with no connection to Sri Lanka to Mount Lavaia- Ratamanla ? No, Thanks.. I’ll take my chances here.

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          westham, wouldn’t you want to raise your children in a country with extremely high moral values like Sri Lanka, where you find humans who protect human rights in every corner of the street and the president is a saint.

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            How about Tamil Elam?

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      The whole world knows who killed the world’s biggest democratic country’s Prime Minister(Rajiv Gandhi) killed by LTTE and the President of Sri Lanka, Ranasinghe Premadasa. LTTE killed well known and born Tamil Politicians also

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      Gotabaya is nothing, he cant settle even a tiny issue on the benefit of masses.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEyddv5uNNE

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    It is not surprising that Sri Lanka under Rajapakse regime supporting another human rights violating dictatorship nations such as Syria, Erithiria, Myanmar, Pakistan and China.

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      How about Tamil Elam?

      Will TE vote for SL, against SL or abstain? Or TE is not even on world map?

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        GATAM,
        It is good that you accept TE is a nation in the island of Lanka.TE already voted against Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalist Srilanka.

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        GATAMboooo, what about your JVP comrades? Are they going to vote for or against?

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        What about ‘Dias-poda’s” PEE-LAM?

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          N. Perehera, there are two kinds of your kind…………..racists and absolutely stupid racists………….I will put you in the latter.

          Even an idiot can tell, while I am a Tamil from the north, I am neither a supporter of TE nor the LTTE. So what is your point in diverting attention somewhere else everytime you respond to me? Are you that numbingly stupid? Write something intelligent dumbass or simply take a hike.

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      Ajith,
      The countries that bring charges against Sri Lanka for committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and human rights violations in the effort to stop Tamil terrorism are the countries that have the worst kind of records for committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and human rights violations. Look what they have done to Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen.
      Worst thing is after ruining these countries they brag. One guy has told they pushed Iraq to ‘Stone Age’. What a great achievement!

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    The mere act of siding with rogue nations, pariah leaders, and worst human rights violators, show that Sri Lanka is linking itself to the level of those nations that the other nations do not trust or respect. Birds of a feather flocking together. This is the doing of the Rajapaksa’s, who are intent on covering up their own human rights abuses, and unexplained war crimes, which could be easily dealt with by being open and honest.
    The Rajapaksa’s are running this country to the ground.

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      Ashan,
      Rajapakshes do not have anything to hide. It is Tamil terrorists who slaughtered Sinhalayo for three decades using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns, chemical weapons and child soldiers that have a lot to cover up.
      This circus going on in UNHRC targeting Sri Lanka has nothing to do with war crimes or human rights violations. They do not have solid evidences to prove the charges. Sri Lanka has to go through this because of its location in the Indian Ocean and geopolitics.

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    What is the President Gota’s strategy when he appoints Human Rights Violators to senior posts? Is he covering his actions of violating Human Rights? May be he is appointing these violators so that when they are defending HR violations when they are in their post now, they cannot give evidence against Gota if the table changes and Gota has to face ICC.

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      Dear Buddhist1,
      Gotabaya is not so evolved to strategize at any technical level.
      /
      But surely the beast is primal. Surrounding himself with beasts of the same hue. None has a conscience. All flocking together for self-preservation, and their actions motivated by fear, hate, vengeance, and greed.

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        UNresolution will make every effort to take away all the concessions being enjoyed by srilanken s today thanks to previ6 govt. Then only mercy cows would turn to hate Rajapakshe high criminals. Days are numbered wait and see, I have no sympathy to our nation anymore because they would never respect the facts. Myanmar is in making. We can all ask divine forces to take them away one behind the other. That ll be for sure. 😎😎😎😎

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      This country can never progress because Nandasena and Co. seems to spend their time trying to dodge, stall, and try to outmaneuver, Giants like the UN, UNHCR, and Human Rights Organization. He has appointed unqualified scoundrels to run this country, and no one seems to have the intelligence to have some sensible policies to put this country on the right track again. His racist policies of refusing burials for minority deaths are also taking a lot of time and attention from what should be our main focus, the economy, and getting us out of this rut. We are indeed a banana republic run by a bunch of war criminals, crooks, murderers, liars, and a family trying to seize as much power as they can.

      People who voted for Nandasena foolishly equated clean streets to a successful governance. Now we all pay the price.

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    Once the UNHRC sessions are concluded and appropriate action is taken against Sri Lanka, the leadership of the country will be brought to its senses. From then on, Candauda Arachchige Chandraprema will be known as Kota-Uda Arachchige Chandraprema.

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      What action did UNHRC take so far?

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      Captain Morgan,
      If hypocrites who have committed worst kind of war crimes and human rights violations want to punish Sri Lankans for eliminating Tamil terrorists who slaughtered civilians for three decades so be it. Anyway, it will not be bad as what Sri Lankans went through for three decades due to barbaric acts of Tamil terrorists. Suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns and chemical weapons used by Tamil terrorists were worse than sanctions.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        Have you ever worked for Thadi Priyantha or considered working for him?
        Did you know he has published a book titled “Gota’s B***s”?
        Have you read it?

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    Buddhist1

    “What is the President Gota’s strategy when he appoints Human Rights Violators to senior posts?”

    Why do you think Gota appoint an anti Hindian Milinda Moragoda the High Commissioner of Hindia, a wanted man in Chennai Hindia, Douglas Devananda being the Minister of Fisheries, Ranil sent Sisira Mendis a well known chief torturer to Geneva to defend Sri Lanka’s records on human rights, ….. mathematically illiterate Weerawansa the Minister of Industries?

    Failure needs to be blamed on others.

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      NV – Why quarrel when USA-Russia & China are as to who is ruling
      the world. A piece of serious and refreshing news:

      Who’s running the World ?
      Biden,Putin and Xi were arguing on Who’s in charge of the world ?
      US , Russia or China ?
      Without any conclusion , they turned to “Narendra Modi” , the Indian Prime Minister and asked him Who’s in charge of the world ?
      Modi replied : All I know is:
      1. Google CEO is an Indian .
      2. Microsoft CEO is an Indian .
      3. Adobe CEO is an Indian .
      4. Net App CEO is an Indian .
      5. MasterCard CEO is an Indian .
      6. DBS CEO is an Indian .
      7 Novartis CEO is an Indian
      8. Diageo CEO is an Indian .
      9. SanDisk CEO is an Indian .
      10. Harman CEO is an Indian .
      11. Micron CEO is an Indian
      12. Palo Alto Networks CEO is an Indian .
      13. Reckitt Benckiser CEO is an Indian .
      14. IBM CEO is an Indian .
      15. Britain’s Chancellor is an Indian .
      16. Britain’s Home Secretary is an Indian .
      17. Ireland’s Prime minister is an Indian .
      And the American Vice President is Indian .
      So who’s running the World ?
      Very interesting !!

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        Shareholders run companies, not the CEO. A CEO stays only as long as shareholders (and their appointed Board) decide.

        (The largest shareholder who is also the CEO is a different case but not the case here.)

        Ministers and even the PM do not run countries. Their party runs the country.

        So Indians do not run any of those companies or countries except India. Have no delusion.

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          “Shareholders run companies, not the CEO.”
          this is dumb even for you.

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            Burt

            ” Shareholders run companies, not the CEO.”

            Oh don’t worry.
            Only JATAM can say such stupid things.

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            Burt,
            Gatam probably thinks that voters run countries too.

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        punchinilame

        Impressive
        So you think Everything Comes From India’ (Goodness Gracious Me)
        https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2xnuw2

        Why couldn’t they do well in Hindia?
        Jack Ma built Alibaba. Where is the home grown Hindian equivalent of Alibaba and Jack Ma?
        Maybe the Hindians are constraint by their food, or their life philosophy of being frugal, or maybe still living with feudal mentality. They unleash their potential only when they are unshackled outside Hindia.
        Maybe they didn’t have a Mao (SJ may argue) and Mao inspired dictatorship of the proletarian (communist party officials).

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          Native Vedda

          I don’t want to get dragged into an argument as to who is the greatest. However, just to make an observation, in my understanding, all those rich Chinese businessmen are Chinese oligarchs who benefitted from state monopoly or assistance. Alibaba, if I am not mistaken is a fashion brand, in comparison, Tata is an example of a huge conglomerate & Ratan Tata is highly respected internationally. So is Lakshmi Mittel, who owns practically all steel mills in Europe.
          As for Mao, apparently, in his wisdom, directed every citizen to crate noise, banging on anything they could get hold of to frighten sparrows to keep them flying until they fell down dead of exhaustion because sparrows were considered pests, eating the grain in the fields. However, without sparrows, the locust population increased & ate all the crops, creating a bigger problem.

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            R-UK
            “Alibaba, if I am not mistaken is a fashion brand, in comparison”
            Can you check on this?
            *
            That will speak volumes on the accuracy of your information.

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            Raj-UK

            “all those rich Chinese businessmen are Chinese oligarchs who benefitted from state monopoly or assistance.”

            Most Indian businesses operated in captive market just like the Chinese state owned companies. The 1944 Bombay plan strengthened old moneyed industrialists, later Mahalanobis model was designed to expand consumer goods by strictly controlling imports. In many ways Hindian capitalists were encouraged to produce low quality goods at higher prices as the bureaucracy kept lid on all imports, including plant, machinery, technology, know how, raw materials, …..

            Alibaba is a group dealing in large scale e commerce, serving the business-to-business market, the mass consumer market, and the upscale consumer market.

            My point is that in Hindia political and bureaucratic control prevent germination of business ideas, …. Despite all the corruption and drag some companies are doing well, Infosys, Wipro, ….

            I think Indians should kick all the License Raj trained bureaucrats out of their job, out of New Delhi, if possible out of the country.

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        P
        Just a little doubt.
        How many of them are Indian citizens?

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        Pn@
        Let me u the most important to the list if u would please make recherche about the authors of many world publications? 90% of them are from INDIANS.
        .
        WHO donated COvid vaccine to the millions?is that not INDIANS?😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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    This action is to be expected. Birds of a feather flock together. Recount how Hambantota became a Chinese control port. If the idea is to isolate Sri Lanka, then the center of the Indian Ocean will fall into wrong hands. As I visualize, Sri Lanka is fast moving towards becoming a hermit state. The worst could be that there could be no more trade with the Western Oriented countries. Those who can remember will recall the 1970-1977 era of rice barriers set up at every corner. Is this what is wanted? On top of it the North Korean example of embracing the “Juche” principle will be applied and the country can be a rogue nuclear state. The choice is with those who live in the country and talk a lot about “not being within the norms of civilization”.

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      “If the idea is to isolate Sri Lanka, then the center of the Indian Ocean will fall into wrong hands.”
      Which wrong hands?
      The Old Empire? It cannot after it had its sunsets.
      The New Empire? It has been trying hard, but SL is giving it the slip somehow. But it has a grip.
      The budding Hindu Empire? It is trying hard, but has a knack for bungling.
      The Land of the RisingSun? It can only plsy proxy to the present empire.
      The Middle Kingdom? It does not seem to use military occupation of foreign lands. It simply sits and watches while rivals bungle.
      (Classical Western models of imperial control will not help to understand China’s growing influence. The places to watch are in Africa and South America. Again do not fall for the Debt Trap fib.)

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    NV: That Milinda Moragoda is not “Anti Hindian”. He is the MCC-appointed “AGENT”- “Path Finder” in Sri Lanka. It was through this that, “Hindia” gave an “Emergency LOan” of US$ 400, on “Gota’s First” visit to “Hindia” on the promise to sign the “MCC Agreement”. This was “Arranged” by the “Proxy” of MCC – Milinda Moragoda. However the “MCC Agreement” was not signed as “Promised” due to public protest. That is how “Hindia” called “Gota” to immediately pay back that “Loan” of US 400 million. Since then this “Decoy” and “Agent” of MCC Milinda Moragoda is not much in news, but will “surface” at any given time. For your info.

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      Simon

      Thanks
      Economy Next reported that “Moragoda wants the 13th Amendment repealed to abolish “dysfunctional, expensive” Provincial Councils
      Monday June 29, 2020 10:39.

      Since Hindians believe 13th Amendment is their greatest foreign policy accomplishment, they would not have taken his statement lightly unless of course Hindians and Morogoda secret understanding as part of long term strategy.

      Simon,
      This is too much for me, however I am expecting Ravi Perera the Sinhala Speaking Demela to shed some light on these shady wheeling and dealings.

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        NV: Yes. “Hindians” & Moragoda had a “DEAL”. That is to get the “Gota’s” Govt. to sign the MCC. That is why “Gota” decided to make “Moragoda” an Ambassador of “Cabinet Status” to which “Hindia” agreed, but when the “MCC DEAL” did not go through, that proposal was rejected. The “Deal Money” of US$ 400 million “Paid in Advance” had to be returned. Do you remember, this “Morogoda” was the same who received US$ 29 million from Norway, during the LTTE insurrection? The “Wheeling and Dealings” are still going on. This man “Morogoda” was a Minister in the UNP Govt. and today he is a very “Strong” man in “Gota’s Govt.” Will provide more details later.

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      This is straight from Wikipedia:
      US Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks show Moragoda to be a long time information source of the US Embassy in Colombo. The cables also state the US Government’s interest in Moragoda as their key partner in Sri Lanka. Writing to Washington in 2003, then US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ashley Wills says of Moragoda:
      [Regarding] the U.S., the intelligent, articulate Moragoda is a perfect fit. born in Washington, D.C, he is a dual national Amcit (please protect) married to an American, with plenty of Washington connections, many from his days as a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and at Harvard. A “big picture” person, Moragoda is also highly aware that the U.S. is the most powerful country in the world, and he feels that it is better that Sri Lanka recognize that fact and work within it.[13]
      *
      Reference [13] “Sri Lanka’s foreign policy: Prime Minister tilts toward U.S., but faces resistance”. cablegatesearch.net.

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        SJ: Thank you for your input. I am perusing through my records pertaining to that “Deal” with Norway at the time of LTTE negotiations. To summarize, these “EDUCATED” and “Intellectual Terrorists” have not been exposed and identified by the people, excepting the those in “Authority” who want “Loot” all the time. Over to “Native Vedda’. Thanks, SJ again.

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          Simon

          “Over to “Native Vedda”

          I am bored however tell me whether the following comment by Kuviyam is true or false or right or wrong:
          “Countries such as China, Russia, Burma, North Korea, Syria, Eritrea, Iran, Saudi, etc., have a long list of HR violations.”

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        S.J,
        “Regarding] the U.S., the intelligent, articulate Moragoda is a perfect fit.”
        Doesn’t speak much for the intelligence of the rest, does it?
        Some are definitely articulate, maybe too much.

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          OC
          I still remember when Moragoda was a minister early this century, when questioned why he had to rush to the US Embassy whenever he was asked to come (this was not quite protocol, you should know) his proud response was that “Even if the US Ambassador asks me to come in the middle of the night, I have to go.” [Not the exact words though.]
          You may remember how when an inquiry was demanded by the opposition re an insider information scam involving MM, Maharaja Organization dedicated over 5 min of its 30 min news slot to save him. (Day in day out, there were various personalities declared how “un-guilty” MM was. It was even more disgraceful than the sustaine attack on RW by the Maharaja Organization later for some years to come.
          Thanks to RW, MM got off the hook. But after wrecking the election prospects for RW in 2005 by claiming that it was RW who split the LTTE, he jumped ship to join MR.
          To me the issue re MM is not intelligence but integrity, where some of the less intelligent fareed better than him

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    In SL, it is the reverse of what’s happening (happened) in Italy, where there is a Democratic Country and a illegal Mafia organisation.
    Rajapaksas are making a mess of the Law and order and making the lives of so many to struggle for their livelihoods. They are struck by double whammies—> Covid + Cost of Living.
    We are cursed progressively more corrupted, uncouth , undereducated,egoistic political Personalities since the so called Independence. It looks like that
    We will be more CIVILISED without it!!!

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    This time too, not a lot may come out from UNHRC for Tamils expectation. But this time UNHRC has turned out to be serious about Lankawe. UNHRC HC and India, Britain, America like country’s envoy’s speeches on the floor indicates they all have lost faith on Lankawe and specifically has no confidence in Royal government to fulfill its promises. International Amnesty questioned that after Lankawe’s all these denial of having anything done wrong, how to leave with it the investigation process. While big countries are struggling to come for unified decision of Indian Ocean Geopolitics, most of them are certain that what Lankawe did for past 72 years to Tamils. China and Lankawe are on the process of hushing and buying time to build a “Chinadome” for Lankawe War Crimes & Genocide if Lankawe get into the tent of its BRI. BRI is suspected by nations as a creation by China to catch small fishes with debt trap trod. Trade traps are not just work on small nations. Russia has taken Germany as hostage with its Natural Gas gun. So, so far, BRI is seems to be effective on its targets. China has become a master in producing and dumping in nations by the new Globalization trend. The countries like Lankawe, who cannot manufacture, but can only import are pledging their sovereignty to China for the Imports hungry mouths and commission greedy political leadership.

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    In the Oliver Twist, Oliver was picked by burglars because he was thin and slim so he can go and come through windows. Properties Oliver stealing is for the buglers and he gets food and water. Lankawe was using GSP+ to export to West; borrowing in Yuvan from China: and remitting the export income in dollars to China. Lankawe’s Appeh Aanduwas has taught this to Sinhala Buddhists as politically not pressurized (but is it not voluntarily selling Lankawe?), gentlemen deals in open market. This lesson to Sinhala Buddhist has nothing to with the other lesson, it’s the “Tamils are the sole reason for all Sinhalese Problems. The Genocide of Tamils is the only solution for that!”.
    International issues are not one year or two year issues. The Israel – Palestine is crossing two millenniums. When Dom Juan wanted to sleep with Portuguese Servant girls it took half millennium to have liberated from it. When Ehelepola wanted to capture his uncle’s seat, it took two hundred years to get it over. Old King’s Colombo Pong Cing is a final sale, no return, no exchange. Ranil’s Port sale is for 200 years. When Brittan was releasing Kong Hong, it insisted, China should keep it the way it kept, i.e. Independent, autonomous, democratic region. We don’t know the condition under which China would return, if it ever will, the lands it took over.

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    Lankawe is trying to block the issue going out of UNHRC. Lankawe thinks if this time UNHRC gives a stern warning and still it is not fulfilling its obligations, then the issue would go to UN SC next time. The dangerous part for Lankawe is not the issue going to UNSC. Lankawe has the Chinadome there to protect Lankawe. But it seems Lankawe fears how to get China to do it. Lankawe already paid substantial price in kind just to buy arms from China, without any political pressure. So it is wondering what price it may end up paying to make China to use the veto in a practical situation. The Veto deal is already an ongoing slavery. Lankawe don’t want to touch the fire and see how hot it is. So it is putting all effort to kill the issue with in UNHRC.
    If assumed no major change within a near future, in world countries order then UN & UNHRC roles are not going to stagnate or shirking but going to grow. Last American administration accused that in the UNHRC many countries are very dishonestly taking political decisions on Human Right sittings because internally they violate it heavily, but put forward twisted arguments blaming the democratic countries. This administration wants to set it by example. They already are proposing restricting voting access to Human right violators.

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    This will not be easy because the major violators are not Venezuela or Belarus, but China and Russia. Certainly they will flex their muscle against that kind of changes. So anything Tangible to advance global Human rights may not come out of UNHRC sooner. The easier change is associating ICC with UNHRC instead of with UNSC. Here the point is UHRC is too a UN institution. So it need not to operate in is isolated island. It should be able to use ICC whenever OHCHR come out with is recommendations for to be investigated. UNSC can come in the phase of the implementation of the verdict. ICC verdicts are mainly on individuals. So UNSC may not stop a judgement, but may delay or pardon on the occasion of some changes in the situations. Remember, UNSC has no saying on Universal Jurisdiction taking place on individuals. To lessen the Universal Jurisdiction in future, UN countries should expand ICC’s jurisdiction. This will reduce the frictions between countries and enhance the control over naughty countries and fascists who are with the fake democratic elections coming to power, destroying their own countries and/or destroying neighboring countries, similar to, Royals, Sadam, Ayatollah Khomeini, Idi Ameen, Mugabe ………..

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    The word Thadi it self is of Tamil origin. Derived from Thadichcha meaning thick. In Malayalam are fat person is called as Thadichcha Aal. Proving how many so called Sinhalese words have a Tamil origin . What many people think a pure Sinhalese words because of sounds Ga Ha etc have a Tamil origin where the Tamil Kha Pa etc has been changed to Ga Ha Ba in Sinhalese and Kannada/Telugu. This just trivia. The interesting fact in the UN is what India stated . The the words used in the speech was mild and very diplomatic but the message of course is a dire warning to Sri Lanka. It has more or less stated the unity of Sri Lanka and its territorial intercity , comes had in hand with Tamil rights , Justice and equal opportunity for the island’s Tamil and the full implementation of Sec 13a and all the rights there land and police. One depends on the other and if one is failed the other fails too . They are two pillars and you need both for Sri Lanka to be united and to prosper. Meaning you can only be united nation as long as the island’s Tamils have the same equal rights as the Sinhalese and full devolution is granted to them. Sri Lanka must have had shock with this clear message.

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    Sending a thug and a murderer to address the distinguished gathering of UNHRC; what the Srilankan Government has done is like throwing a rotten egg at the face of the world community. It should be considered a great insult and disrespect committed by Srilanka to the UN and should be reciprocated accordingly. The support SL received from the counterpart pariah nations must be ignored. Britain, US & EU must hit back with the toughest sanctions the only method available to drive some commonsense to the vile heads of the current Srilankan Rulers.

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    I have no wish to denigrate any other country, but we ourselves appear to have hit rock bottom, haven’t we?
    .
    Let’s grit our teeth and bear it all in these seemingly impossible times. Let’s keep our minds open, ready to support any opportunity that comes our way to support improvements.
    .
    Of course, what that means is that we must oppose even some of those who have commented here, still spewing hate.

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    …..”these actions have dragged Sri Lanka to an all-time low point in its engagement with the international community where it is now bundled along with some of the worst human rights violators in the world”….

    International community is defined as………??? Author should define his definition of the International Community for this article?? anyone else supported the said countries in the UN??

    This is like kettle calling the pot black??????? we are making very general statements about all the said countries SL has apparently supported based on the “International Community” not approving an elected government of SL??

    This sounds like FP/TULF thuggery/killing fields in Jaffna we yet to ask the “International Community” to take them to task as they are all now protected by the Indians and the GoSL and their lifestyle paid by our Tax Money for not serving the people as the elected from North and East for the past 70 years??

    Are any of the countries mentioned in the article any worse than this???????

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    Gauthama Buddha must be shedding tears when he sees the way the Sri Lankan Buddhist government violates his preaching. It is 180 degrees turn from Buddha Sasana. ( note it is a Tamil word burrowed by singhalese ) respecting all people and their rights to live I equally n this world in peace It is the basic principle of the Buddha Sasana. I doubt the Gotabaya Mahinda dynasty has studied the depth of the Buddha’s preachings; Just carrying a Tray of lotus flowers under media coverage and pray in front of Buddha statue or Dutug
    Religion when Bof Sri Lankan Buddhist monks is a shame for Buddhism. So are the Asigiriya and Malwatya Buddhist chiefs. We have seen how in Islam, Terrorists are created calling Jihath, but Kuran never promoted it. Hinduism also has a fanatic RSS group in India, A member of this group killed Gandhi in the same way Saoamtam killed SWRD. Under where Brhimns and Sanskrit are he most respected. In short, religious and ethnic hatred is the main ingredients of HR violations. To be born in a majority ethnic group is not a privilege ie of royal status.
    Countries such as China, Russia, Burma, North Korea, Syria, Eritrea, Iran, Saudi, etc., have a long list of HR violations.. hence they have the same policies as Sri Lanka.

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      “Countries such as China, Russia, Burma, North Korea, Syria, Eritrea, Iran, Saudi, etc., have a long list of HR violations.”
      *
      K, if you focus on facts, you will realize that none of them could holds a candle to the US in HR violations.

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