26 March, 2019

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London: Only 9 Tamils Protested Against ‘War Criminal’ Sirisena

A negligible amount of around nine Tamils protesters which included a few children participated in the active protest against the arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Heathrow Airport last night.

Interestingly the organizers of the protest who spoke earlier to Colombo Telegraph did not participate in the active protest. An organizer speaking to Colombo Telegraph earlier on said “the threat of British Tamils from all over the country due to gather before the airport to actively protest did not take place. Nevertheless it was cited by them that many of the Tamil Diaspora are of the view that although there is a change in the government of Sri Lanka, the oppressive conditions in Eelam yet continue unabated”. He however concluded by saying that “only the diaspora group named the Global Tamil Forum would not participate” he concluded.

After the unsuccessful protest the main organizer commented “fearful of confronting deeply emotional war crimes victims, it appears that President Sirisena ran through the back door of terminal 3 at Heathrow airport”. Although the leading British Tamil diaspora activists and organisers were at the Heathrow airport, none of them were participated.

Colombo Telegraph managed to obtain the parking tickets of some of the leading Tamil diaspora activists who were there at that time to support the protest. But many of them stayed at a distance and observed the proceedings.

Colombo Telegraph have blackened the faces of those in the picture as it was not clearly evident if there was any other hidden agendas with planting these nine active protesters at the scene whilst many other protesters watched from a distance.

 

Maithripala London Ranil Chandrila Fonseka

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    It is a victory for common sense and frankness.

    The network of moderate Tamils have worked very well to marginalize the lumpan elements

    Non Resident Tamils are decent stock and time has come for moderation of the few screaming lot.

    Government of Sri Lanka must take this message from the NRTs seriously engage with them in a positive manner.

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      What does Mr.Jayadevan mean by Non Resident Tamils?? Does he mean Tamils with British passports resident in the UK?? There must be over 500,000 of us and out of that total only nine went to demonstrate??

      This is what I said in one of my earlier replies, that we should keep quiet and let the Tamils within Sri Lanka solve their problems.

      Thamilan

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      Well said Rajasingham Jayadevan!

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      One of the blacked out face wearing a pirith nooluwe. Anything else noted by the microscopic eyes?

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      Jayadevan, I agree with you 100%. These fellows don’t realise this country just came out of a nasty civil war and they are trying to move forward after throwing these Rajapaksa hoodlums. These 9 fellows who showed up will stand there shout for about 2 hours, go home and get the Mrs., to cook some nice rice and curry, eat and have a scotch and sleep like babies. But the people of SL and new government have to deal with the issues going forward. These fellows have too much free time.

      • 15
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        another Palmyra head- pick pocket
        a terrorist with the undi and the urn- rajneesh is better.

  • 11
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    No Surendran, or the Reverend or even the Senator lady Brahmin…Amazing..

    I thought even Kiruba would have taken a budget flight from Paris.

    May be they have been all invited to the UNP Office in East London. for a Speech on Devolution, with Finger Food and Pommy Larger.

    Was Sira wearing a Tuxedo.Because the hired PM doesn’t get out it, even on the Weekends nowadays , according to my Elders ….

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      My Elders tell me during 1987/1990 Southern madness a few Sinhalese and large number of your Tamil brethren protested in front of Sri Lankan High Commission in London against atrocities committed by armed forces and UNP thugs.

      Do you know anything about it?

    • 2
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      breaking news by CT- protesters identified by special CT undercover team- Thiru, leading with Anupu, Ajith, Jensee and Native Veddha and K A Sumanasekera !:)

      • 4
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        Double standards

        You will only see me holding a placard or two

        “Indigenous Lands in Indigenous Hands”

        “Kallthonies out out”

        …..
        …..

    • 4
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      @KA Sumanasekeram, you fellow with a vacuum in your head and always writing some rubbish on CT. Why don’t you go somewhere and hide for a while.

    • 11
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      Oh Sumane, Sumane. I cannot be defending your misguided loyalty for too long. The Rajapakse regime might have been good to you, but they are long gone now. As I keep saying, sycophancy of your sort is an endangered specie and should be bottled for posterity.

      • 6
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        aney sumane want’s his candy lamisse
        aney don’t say pallayan. lokkuna ge tae cadde across the street

  • 7
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    ROFL :D

  • 13
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    London: Only 9 Tamils Protested Against ‘War Criminal’ Sirisena

    That shows our diaspora heroes are losing their plot. I heard even burning the effigies was an event hijacked by people like these 9 morons; people were invited in the pretext of voicing for release of the surrendered ones, people obliged considering it was a fair and reasonable agitation to draw attention of the new government but ended up with burning the two effigies; some who participated were disgusted and went home muted. Maybe some participated could shed some lights.

  • 9
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    No need to protest against Maithree. Although Maithree is a War Criminal, He is Tamil Eelam friendly.

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      Kamal

      “No need to protest against Maithree. Although Maithree is a War Criminal, He is Tamil Eelam friendly.”

      Amarasiri has made several requests for you to post, for several articles, and have not seen any from you. That will reduce Amarasiri’s comment load as well.

  • 10
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    Yahapalanaya in action. No protesters??

    Why are the faces not shown??

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      Jagath Fernando

      “Why are the faces not shown??”

      Sympathy for the Mootals? They do not know what they are doing.

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    The Global Tamil Forum has a much wider support than other diaspora organisations in the UK.

    Sengodan. M

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      Sengodan,

      Please do not comment on matters in which you lack knowledge.
      You are totally wrong. You are in some small town in Canada and for confidentiality reasons I would not disclose your real location or identity.

      GTF is what it is and they do self promote themselves in the media and that too I know how it happened. There is NO proper representation of the TGTE in the UK except some Bus Drivers, temple owners and 1 or 2 immigration attorneys who are also petty and self promoting themselves.

      TAG is long lost long time ago. Do you know who represented them previously?

      Donald Gnanakone.

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        sengodan is presumably from tamil nadu an admirer like mani.
        how do you disclose??

        when you are driver chauffer of a wright brothers air craft you need ground control- old man don’t get too old before you write your yarns- called the book.
        pallayan yakko don’t say so kollupu molle- listen to the music of Joshi joshi baila de silva of bambalapitiya.

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    London: Only 9 Tamils Protested Against ‘War Criminal’ Sirisena,

    So what? When Galileo Galilei said that the Earth goes around the Sun, there were not even nine people agreeing with him?

    Did it make him wrong? Who were the idiots, the majority like you or him, the poor soul who was even threatened with death.

    Truth of genocide of Tamils is truth, even if there are only nine convinced of it.

    Why don’t you guys go and attack Callum Macrae with his one-man shows to expose the truth of the “No Fire Zone – The killing fields of Sri Lanka?

    By the way this film in Sinhala language is now showing in the British Parliament. Entrance free I suppose.

    Go tell them they are idiots to watch the film, you wise men and women!

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      Thiru

      There is no point in getting emotional.

      1. Genocide or any high level term or terms must be first establish by the international process. Your reference of genocide has no credibility at this stage and you are subscribing to the emotive lot including Justice Wigneswaran. This is like LTTE flag becoming the Tamil National flag overnight.

      2. Callum is in the tall order and there is a little crowed like the 9 including Mahinda, Gota and GLP demonstrated at airport to ridicule him in the campaign against Callum. Let them sling mud on their own face and why are you getting emotive about it?

      You need saner thinking to act properly as you are all over like the bull in a china shop or a bully in a classroom.

      Good luck to you.

      • 6
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        In the name of Tamils and the underclass any thing can happen in Sri Lanka.

        Whether it’s do with forged passports , crimes. ,murders , drug smuggling ,people smuggling and so on. Criminals never got punished and they’re free to roam or leave the country may be again in the name of Tamils.
        Sins committed always will catch up

        God is Great.

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        Foxy Lady

        Are you saying Sri Lankan forces never committed any war crimes and crime against humanity?

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          Yes, they committed crimes surmountable to war crimes and crimes against humanity for decades. Let us wait for the judgement day to see whether they are genocide.

          Sri Lanka is a signatory to the international human rights and humanitarian protocols and it is answerable.

          LTTE too is equally responsible for similar crimes against innocent Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims.

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            Foxy Lady

            “LTTE too is equally responsible for similar crimes against innocent Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims.”

            Hence we need to investigate all war crimes and crime against humanity perpetrated by all parties from 5th April 1971 to date.

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      Dear Thiru,
      One could argue that Galileo was wrong too. Only with reference to Sun, Earth goes around it. With reference to Earth, Sun goes around and with reference to an arbitrary point somewhere in the universe it’s different. Similarly, humans see things with reference what its psychology has become. To see things clearly, first you need to understand and see it. If you do that then you will get to a workable solution with others, but until then you will react with situations and lead to more suffering.

      • 10
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        Stupid- talk of Carl Jung or Freud meant for individual because the stastical average of all the frogs is not equal to each and every frog- both your feet are not of the same size or size 42 army boots does not fit all 42.

        Coconut Head- like Palmyra Head hear this even in present day rich mainland China

        Life is a paradox! try window shopping to experience it- women know it better.

  • 8
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    why censor the faces of the protesters? if there was a hidden agenda, shouldn’t the people have the right to judge for themselves the truth of it? we should be able to look at their faces and recognize if they were fake activists or not.

    There is absolutely no logic to this censorship.

    • 8
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      Pal Hora

      I like to look at your face with your proper name.

      I am very foxy about it.

  • 12
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    Since British Govt banned carrying LTTE Tiger flag, the number of protesters decreased drastically. Well done Britain. Let us all give time and space to President Maithripala Sirisena to show us what a FAIR person he is.

  • 16
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    Eventually LTTE support will be narrowed down to some comments in forums such as CT by few die hard 3rd generation Tamils who have never set foot in Sri Lanka.

    Notable absentees this time around in WC matches too. Finally it seems they have realized no body gives shit about their lies anymore. Solution to the problem is with Citizens of Sri Lanka.

    • 10
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      Bedouin,
      ISIS
      “Eventually LTTE support will be narrowed down to some comments”

      that would be the day the muslim would die in abattoirs
      by the hand of BBS- for vice president.

  • 2
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    Taking the CT news item as authentic it may be said that Tamils have the basic intelligence to identify the genuine:President Sirisena,Sampanthan and the TNA and Fr. Immanuel and the GTF.

    • 8
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      CHANAKYAN

      Until truth unearthed justice is served protests will continue. Victims relatives and friends desperately need to know the the truth.

      In Hambantota Sinhala parents who lost their children during Southern madness meet in the town centre demanding truth and justice.

      You should stop branding all protesters as having their own political agenda.

  • 5
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    Saner counsel has prevailed over insanity. I know that Tamils are an intelligent breed and will not be misled by extremists.

    One bitten,twice shy.

  • 11
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    ” Tamils NEED international Investigation !” That is correct !. They must be investigated ! How did they get to UK ? Were the information given in their Visa applications correct and honest ? Are their qualifications genuine ? Have they abused Visa conditions ? Are they an asset to the UK or a burden ? Please let us have an international investigation.

    • 2
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      You are absolutely right. Investigate how those who said they ran from Genocide and got fast track immigration with lies went back and forth to Sri Lanka. Deceit at its highest. Not only that, they were quick to get dual citizenship too in the land of Genocide that has been compared to Ruwanda. I like to ask if they know the true meaning of Genocide. If it is Genocide, how did so many Tamils survive to hold high positions, enjoy the free education to become doctors and engineers, be able to get healthcare like everyone else, buy property anywhere in the country while the Sinhalese and muslims could not buy in the north, how do they own businesses in the land of Genocide!!! BUNCH OF DECEITFUL FILTHY LIERS WHO USE ANYONE WHILE WITHIN THEM THEY HAVE CASTE ISSUES AND KILL EACH OTHER AND SHOW THE WORLD EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG. LET THE TAMILS IN SRI LANKA ENJOY THE PEACE. THEY HAVE IT GOOD AND YOU DIASPORA SHUT UP AND LET US LIVE IN PEACE BLOODY IDIOTS!!!

  • 3
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    The ethnic minorities in general and Tamil in particular must wait and see if this president is the same as many other leaders in the past who cheated them by not honouring the agreements they signed and promises they made.

  • 6
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    “A negligible amount of around nine Tamils protesters which included a few children participated in the active protest against the arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Heathrow Airport last night.”

    This proves that Tamils are more intelligent than the hundreds of Sinhalese who flocked to the anti Government Rallies!

  • 4
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    Obviously, this is MR sponsored goons to disturb srisena and make troble between him and tamils. Recenttly few tamils so called tamil representative who are well sponsored by MR and goons opened a slfp campaign office in london basically to promote MR. They knew this is a good time to earn money and only way is join MR. They knew people joined wiyh MR and earned billions and they are no more with MR after his lost to srisena. Sure these 9 people are there to disturb president and divert his attention on tamils. Because his recent speah after the jaffna visit gave an impression that he understood the problem. Therefore sure, this protest is well organized by a group they really wanted to keep the tamils issue going on for their political agenda.

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      truth,
      You are probably correct – else, there was no reason for all others to watch from a distance the antics of the nine who protested.
      Their faces have been blackened to prevent identification, as they are Sinhalese – MR’s supporters.

  • 8
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    The Srilankan Tamils have voted enmasse for the new Govt:of President Sirisena just 2 months ago to the date. He was given a warm welcome in Jaffna a few days ago. When efforts at Reconciliation are underway the Tamil Diaspora would do well not to throw the spanner in the works!

  • 10
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    CT should not blackout their faces. Because we tamils in sri lanka who voted for srisena should know who are they. We probably should be able to identify them where they belong to. Whether they are MR goons or Karuna’s goons or new slfp organizers in london to promote MR…..

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      truth

      “Whether they are MR goons or Karuna’s goons or new slfp organizers in london to promote MR….. “

      Good question.

    • 3
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      Well said. most probably MR Goons supporters. They wanted to show the Tamils and the Singhalese and to the world that Sirisena too have had similar welcome as he had every time he stepped foot at Heathrow and else where .

      He can buy few Goons with money and send them with placards .they even may be Singhalese who wanted the faces blacked out. Same as the Boat people who went to Australia few of them pretended to be refugee Tamils infact they were Singhale Miniheks running away from Srilanka as economical migrants or escaping. Persecution of some sort.

      Lots happening in the name of Tamils and refugees. Hora Miniheks thamai. White is not always white.

  • 7
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    The Tamils are getting common sense, only 9 Mootals left.

    When will the Tamil Mootals grow up?

    The Sinhala Modayas are growing up fast.

    • 7
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      “The Sinhala Modayas are growing up fast.”

      What do you mean, Amarasiri?
      What about all the ‘Sinhala Modayas’ who attended Wimal’s Rallies?

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        Hamlet,

        “What do you mean, Amarasiri? What about all the ‘Sinhala Modayas’ who attended Wimal’s Rallies?”

        ” To be, or not to be..”, and that is the question greater and greater numbers of Sinhala Modayas are asking. Right now, they are as confused as you, Hamlet. The Sinhala Modayas are confused by the Crooks, Robbers, and Criminals, CRCs, of Medamulana Mahinda Rajapaksa, the MaRa Shill Gang of Four, Buruwansa, Baludeva, Gonnnesh, and GonGampililla.

        Just like the Tamil Mootals, the Sinhala Modayas also will decline, on a percentage basis, even though numerically there are more Sinhala Modayas than Tamil Mootals. After all, they all are from Dravidian stock from South India, Paras, and likely to behave similarly.

        So how can one accelerate the demise of the Modayas and Mootals?

        Common Sense Phamplet Sri Lanka, 2015 and Sri Lanka Crisis Phamplet 2015.

        Why are the so-called Sri Lankan writers not writing Sri Lankan Pamphlets, on Common Senses and Sri Lankan Crisis of Mootals and Modayas, just like what Thomas Paine did for the Americans in 1776 and later?

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Crisis

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      Amarasiri

      Only when you grow up the 9 will become saner.

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        Foxy Lady

        “Only when you grow up the 9 will become saner. “

        Can’t wait that long. Can you get the the so-called Sri Lankan writers, of the Sinhala and Tamil variety to write in Sinhala and Tamil, the common sense pamphlet Sri Lanka 2015, so that the demise of the Modayas and Mootals can be accelerated?

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          Well my friend,

          Why don’t you do it yourself and help your Modayas and Mootals.

  • 6
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    Let’s see their faces. Were they planted by supporters of the LTTE or Rajapaksa to alienate the tamil people of Sri Lanka from Sirisena.

    Whowever was behind it it was a very poor show. I applaud the tamil diaspora for not participating in the protest.

    • 0
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      Look like the CT editor who posted this article understood the stupid thing he did and he did not want to post the faces as well as he reduced the number of protesters to nine.

  • 3
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    They will get “Ma9 Manithar” title. Still better if you call them “Pay9 Manithar”

  • 3
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    This past week people in the US commemorated the significant walk that took place 50 years ago across in Selma where police brutality through oppressive political system was let loose on black people. When one listens to the black leaders then and now you will be amazed at their determination not to throw the hate back at their oppressors. No one believes that the racial problems in the US have been completely solved. But this determination by black leaders makes them keeps the moral compass straight and makes the discriminators immoral. The Mandela strategy was the same.

    No body doubts those people who inflicted genocide, raping and pillage are still around. Still people are in jail. North is still an army garrison. Tamils voices are not heard. Powerful nations are doing their thing – brushing aside Tamil cries for justice for their own exigencies. The grievances are real as are the immoral ways of the West and other hyena nations.

    It is necessary that the oppressed get resilience through not exhibiting hatred.

    Let the approach be to sit across the table and keep

  • 2
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    It is a part of Common Sense that issues of various communities in our country must be sorted out and it is clear that from the record of two months of the present government there is an improved understanding between communities.

    Sweeping statements such as War Crimes, Genocide etc. without solid evidence pin pointing individuals is neither here nor there. Instead of beating about the bush come forward and submit the evidence at least in the form of affidavits to the Attorney General’s Office in Sri Lanka, which has a clear record in prosecuting errant personnel of the forces (Krishanthi Coomarswamy Case).

    What happens is the core organizers of these cries abroad who now say that even President Maithripala too is a war criminal have a different agenda which is to live on so called contributions or extortion made upon the Sri Lankan and ex Sri Lankan minorities and lead plush lives. I have described it in detail in a previous comment of mine and at this rate anybody in Sri Lanka can be labelled as a War Criminal.

    The presence of just a handful of demonstrators indicate that the contributions may be dwindling. But don’t forget this can be whipped up again. The good relationships between communities can be marred through rabble-rousing which is the tool of survival of those engaged in extortion rackets outside the country. Therefore one of the areas that should be addressed is the crushing of this latent financial network operating outside the country, which even invests in crimes such as drug trafficking and child pornography.

  • 1
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    These “Protesters” MUST be thankful to Praba, IF not for Praba, these PROTESTORS will be tilling the fields of the North or East, than be protesting… Kids of most of these protesters are living in luxury and getting a decent education while those in SL, who were the ” BOOTS on the ground” live a life of misery.

    The Tamils in SL should be able to have their issues sorted out and NOT by those in countries drawing a welfare check sitting in a basement or even a public library and crying…Wolf wolf…. just so their refugee status is voided and sent back… MOST are economic refugees who HAD THE P MONEY TO PAY HUMAN SMUGGLERS…..

  • 2
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    i think diaspora should find different measures to pass their time since the war they want to fund is no longer prevalent and it is highly unlikely another war could erupt under any cicumstances. These nine diaspora, had they had decent ways to save their livelihood in the land they seeked political/economical assylum wouldn’t be part of this age-old political propaganda with an identity seeking motive.
    You left the country. Every lankan living in the land has the right to call you a coward. We fought and stayed in the country for the country whatever you like to call it. So why don’t you go and do something to earn the money you ditched your motherland for?

    • 11
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      Copconut Head,

      Hello frogee cant you see the bigger picture??
      agricultural economy > if you don’t export to the west you become cannibals.

      Become Cannibal and we will assist you fight like you fought the war.
      Somali also fought the US marines and drew them away but are still fighting sh*t.

      Go jump in sea buro> Buruva.

      the world is only getting smaller but you have borrowed names after 48 like the slaves in the west indies who killed the arawak you kill – sunday sil.. monday kill… kill the veddha… rob the suddha… blame the suddha.. now attempt to kill the folk who were born there but are living elsewhere and are concerned.

  • 1
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    Why did CT blacken the faces of the 9 protesters?.

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      ignorance is bliss!
      please cheese me!

  • 1
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    “we should keep quiet and let the Tamils within Sri Lanka solve their problems.”

    Well said Thamilian.

    This is all about the Tamil people LIVING in Sri Lanka.

    Not the gutless mob who fled SL – and now braying to their hearts content.

  • 1
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    Lucky the faces are camouflaged. Look at the picture again.

    The few protesters are really die hard Mara Supporters. One placard shows My3’s picture with words calling him a war criminal. Mahinda’s pucture on the other hand is with a benevolent smile and with no derogatory words attached.

    With all the money that the Rajapaksas amassed they can easily afford a rent a crowd anywhere they wish.

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      so they call it puppy love-
      gorilla war fare experts of the world.
      lets have the `monkey court` down south- meda compound.

      no `D` or `d` or the Jewish diaspora but gate keepers and keepers keepers.

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    All this chaos and noise created by diaspora is an antiquated of Tamils in Sri Lanka and Tamil politicians. The majority of Tamils who disliked Sri Lanka emigrated to England Canada France Germany USA Australia, quite rightly, They felt SL was not the place for them, good riddance and good luck. The diaspora has emerged as battering ram to discredit SL, the Tamils in UK, Canada has bought into the political systems of the 2 countries, that is why the politicians like David Cameron, Canadian PM ?Harper are under obligation to do the shouting but they know it is not a genuine or has any progress to suit the Tamils in Canada UK and other countries, world is seeing the well orchestrated false dishonest propaganda and the means how diaspora has been propagating these falsehoods. Tamils are the perpetraitors and the instigators of these crimes, don’t need to go far just look back at LTTE under Velupoolai Prabhakaran, if he was alive he would be tried at the Hague. Now that the idiot and his family were sent 6 feet under, the live idiots are making noise for what?. Guys it is a lost cause, cut your losses both communities live in harmony.

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