25 January, 2021

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LTTE Used Civilians As Human Shields, SL Army Shelled Civilians – AI Welcomes Establishment Of Sri Lanka Investigation

Amnesty International today said it welcomes the establishment of Sri Lanka war crimes investigation by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland

Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland

Issuing a statement the Amnesty International reiterates its call on Sri Lankan authorities to cooperate fully with the investigation and urges the UN and the international community to provide OHCHR with the necessary material and political support to make its investigation as robust and far-reaching as possible, including by ensuring effective protection of witnesses.

We publish below the statement in full;

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has announced that three experts with long and distinguished careers in human rights – Mr Martti Ahtisaari, Ms Silvia Cartwright and Ms Asma Jahangir – will assist a UN team investigating war crimes and other crimes under international law committed in Sri Lanka. Their appointment is a welcome sign of progress in the effort to establish once and for all what happened in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s long armed conflict and to ensure justice, truth and reparation for victims.

The investigation is a critically important step towards breaking the cycle of impunity that fuels ongoing and serious human rights violations in Sri Lanka, including attacks on individuals speaking out against abuses and demanding accountability.

According to credible eyewitness testimony and substantial bodies of evidence already collected by Amnesty International, UN bodies and other non-governmental organizations, both sides to the conflict, the Sri Lankan army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) , committed war crimes and other crimes under international law during the period under investigation, including willful killings and enforced disappearance.

The LTTE used civilians as human shields and conscripted child soldiers; the Sri Lankan army shelled areas it knew were densely populated by civilians and people trapped by fighting suffered severe deprivation of food, water and medical care. When the conflict ended hundreds of thousands of people were arbitrarily detained in closed displacement camps under military guard – those suspected of links to the LTTE were detained separately and many were tortured; some disappeared. Families continue to demand information from the Sri Lankan authorities about the whereabouts of relatives they say they saw being taken into the army’s custody.  People advocating accountability for enforced disappearances have been harassed, threatened and arrested.

In March 2014, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ mandating the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to undertake a comprehensive investigation into serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the period covered by Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), a body appointed by Sri Lanka’s President Rajapaksa to examine the last years of the armed conflict.  The LLRC was not effective in addressing impunity in Sri Lanka, but did it raise a number of important human rights concerns.

Amnesty International reiterates its call on Sri Lankan authorities to cooperate fully with the investigation and urges the UN and the international community to provide OHCHR with the necessary material and political support to make its investigation as robust and far-reaching as possible, including by ensuring effective protection of witnesses.

In particular, the investigation should pick up where the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka left off in March 2011, when it found credible allegations which, if proven, “would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.” The current investigation should deepen that inquiry and strive to identify all those suspected of individual criminal responsibility for the crimes, including commanders and other superiors.

A comprehensive investigation of these very serious allegations is essential. Victims in Sri Lanka have bravely shared testimony and have high expectations that the inquiry will galvanise the international community to take action.  Violations this severe cannot be allowed to go uninvestigated and unpunished.

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    A Kiwi, a Paki and a Finni to help the Pillai Police . How cool …

    A Paki , one can understand , where even innocent mums carrying their infants get blown up at all times of the day , depending on what mood the Video Game Gurus feel like holding the ” Stick”…

    A Kiwi also may have seen or heard how bad the natives were or still are.

    Do the Fins know where Srilanka is unless Solly has given them an old LTTE map.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “A Paki , one can understand , where even innocent mums carrying their infants get blown up at all times of the day”

      Pakistanis are your all weather friends. How could you say what you said?

      Be grateful to them. They have exported terrorism all over the world. Its a matter of time before the ISI baby Taliban arrived on this soil.

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        Native Wal Vedda,
        “….Its a matter of time before the ISI baby Taliban arrived on this soil….”

        Thank you & your SINHALA ONLY guys (Rajapakse,BBS dogs etc) for initiating it and launching the project as per the above conjecture of yours.

        Mahinda has already prepared the ground for “baby” to arrive from all over the world. Blame him and Get ready for it!

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        Creation and nurtring of Taliban was a joint-venture between ISI & CIA.

        CIA was serving so called “vital national interests” of USA. Ha..ha!

        Based on policies prepared, promoted & dictated by dubious Think Tank Pundits in Washington & other Western Capitals.

        Funny some of these same Think Tanks and so called INGO’s are busy prescribing medicine on how to build reconciliation and accountablity in SL as well.

        They have been so wrong, on so much and so often. They should really sit this one out. But, they won’t.

        Cheers!

        PS: There is every reason to believe in the arrival of a version of Taliban in SL. Given the prevailing stupidity.

        Which in turn will be a bonanza to BBS & Gota. Who will then scream “I told you so”.

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        Dont you worry Native Vedda as K A Sumansekera will lead Lankas defence when the so called Pillai police arrive or even if ISI types make an entry

        all hail K A Sumansekera (LEELA) !

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      KA Sumane/TModaya,
      Even if you cry harder, your God R Family and their siblings and their wealth & power will be in danger.. Only option for your R-family is to flee to a country like Uganda with their stolen wealth but without power. I guarantee the future of MR/Ghota/Namal and other big time Gov thieves/murderers would not be rosy anymore… This is the real beginning of the end of Javanese Rajapakse family dynasty in Siri Lanka.

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      Paki mom knows how her country helped war criminals to massacre innocent civilians from air when her countrymen flew Srilankan fighter jets and a shipload of high explosives arrived at Colombo harbor weekly to be rained over innocents.
      Kiwi knows how to respect the other communities sharing the same country with them.
      Fins know what atrocities an invading army can do. They experienced this during the Russian invasion in Second World War.
      Only Srilankan war criminals don’t know how to respect other communities. They only know how to annihilate another community by all means. Also they know how to cover it up, simply call the massacre, “Humanitarian Rescue Operation”.

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      “”A Kiwi, a Paki and a Finni to help the Pillai Police . How cool …””

      Ha ha ha what a `pol mudda` comment!

      The Fins are high tech breed and dont spend much time on culinary habits.

      The kiwi will give the traditional polish that none can match eg today is that they have no armed forces for defence but are 1st world way of life.

      The Pakistanis’ s are your gods and without them you go to the pigsty.

      Presently at Lanka — all roads lead to Den Haag Den Haag Den Haag!

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      Machan Sumane
      It must be terrible no, to see the train coming down the track and your mates up on high tied by their bootstraps to the track?

      It must be hard to fathom the soon to come days when you will have no supper to sing for…

      And last of all, it’ll be hard for us to be deprived of your wonderful snippets of wisdom that we are lucky enough to be treated to, from time to time.

      Adieu sweet prince, now suck your thumb and go to sleep….. doiy, doiy, doiy, doiyya baba and budiyang gudiya putha…..and all that.

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      South’thu Sumane, these people are going to be the undertakers who will help us to bury the bodies that were left over from the war. Now, have you hear the one about the Jordanian Prince, the Paki, the Finn and a dame named Silvia?

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      One thing you should have noticed is that they are not Sri Lankans. So they have some credibility. What you are trying to say is if somebody killed someone somewhere some time ago why cant the Sri Lankan kill anyone any time anywhere for any thing. This is how the Sri Lankan system operates. You will hear it, read it and see it every time in everything everywhere in Sri Lanka. Lankan style.

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      I am in full agreement with our Aathal Sumane and also agree with T. Modaya. Sumane is quite right about Paki, Mr. Asma Jahamgir, as he also Originally from India like Madam Pillay. on the other hand Muslim extremists may have helped Madam Pillay to choose Paki to the panel as he is Muslim. Madam Pillay knows very well Muslims are trying to destroy “Pure Sinhala Buddhism” in Sri Lanka. I do not know about Martti Ahtisaari and Silvia Cartwright as am still searching their history and any connection with LTTE and Tamil Diaspora.

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        How dumb u are… If pilay is originally from India,where are u from originally? U also from India ne dumbo. When paki s where supporting u to win the war where where u.

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          @sameer,
          I am confused, Please explain me you don’t mean out great Heroes like Rajapakshas, Champika Ranawaka, Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe, Udaya Gammanpila, Nalin De Sila, Gunadasa Amarasekara, Galagoda Gandasara, Dilantha of BBS, Wimal Weerawansa, Police Spoke person, Army Spoke person are also from India?. Please Don’t lie or come up with the truth or face the consequence by getting a free white van ride.

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        Kapatiya,

        Asma Jahangir is a female.

        You say Pillay and Jahangir came originally from India, as though there is something sinister about it. You also came originally from India!

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      K.A.Sumanasekera, Just goes to show the low levels to which Sri Lanka has sunk to get a Paki, Kiwi, and a Fini to investigate us after Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Jathivadhi Buddhism has ravaged us.

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      Part played by Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Laureate for Peace,former President of Finland and founder of Crisis Management Initiative(CMI)based in Helsinki in Kosovo and especially in the Aceah Province of Indonesia is well known(he has even undersigned the Peace Agreement there). Asma and her sister Hina (H.R.Defenders) are veterans in the H.R. system having been Special Rapporteurs for a very long time. Like the present annexation by Russia of Crimea, the place where Martti Ahtisaari was born was occupied by Russia in the late 30s.I had the privilege of meeting him in his office in Helsinki during the S.L.Peace Process period.His Office manager at that time was a former SLMM member who was based in Colombo in charge of logistics. Mr.Ahtisaari had a very good knowledge of the Sri Lankan problem. A little known fact about him may be that as a youth he worked for two years at the YMCA in Karachchi(if I remember the city name correctly) in PAKISTAN.

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    Same old joke.

    These people are trying to REIGNITE the war.

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      No Dummkopf, these people are needed to help us bury the bodies that the war left lying around. Just let us hope that they can help us finish the job before the next war gets going (there are already four bodies down south).

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        Sinha-lames must be think they are bad-arsez. They forgot how these lame sinhalis buttfaces held a begging bowl to beg from America and England. But they don’t want to let an independent investigation held against the war criminals backed by the US. :/

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      Tamodaya

      “Same old joke.”

      Then laugh.

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    Sumani,

    Just take a dose of sleeping pill and go to sleep; perhaps you will remain asleep until a verdict is published. I know it is hard for you, but you see truth is important , and it needs to be told!

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      What is truth. This is Sri Lankan.

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      Burning_Issue:

      The truth is in May 2009 the LTTE used civilians as a human shield. The government appealed to the LTTE several times to let the civilians go. All those who are vociferous advocates of accountability today did not care two hoots about the lives of people trapped in the war zone then. All of you only cared about saving the LTTE from imminent defeat. Civilians were expendable. LTTE was not. Only one Tamil journalist dared to write “let my people go”.

      Even today, you do not care about the lives of Wanni people. All these cries for accountability are not for the benefit of people who had to endure the worst of the war but for the continuance of the struggle by different means. The approach has changed but the objective remains the same.

      Were there any plans to hold LTTE accountable for its horrendous crimes under domestic/international law in its ISGA proposals in 2002? If accountability was not required for reconciliation in 2002 how come accountability is essential for “Tamil Nation” since 2009!

      This is the truth. Do we need a UN panel to discover this truth? NO. Is there a UN panel capable of stating this truth? NO.

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        LTTE never kept civilians against their will. It was the decision of the civilians to go behind LTTE when rampaging Srilankan Genoicde forces invaded Tamil homeland. This was not the first time Tamils followed LTTE. It happened during Riviresa and Jayasikuru. Simply Tamils did not want to be get massacred at the hands of Srilankan murderers. Therefore they followed LTTE where ever they went.
        But it was the Srilankan Genocide government systematically targeted and massacred Tamil civilians under the name of Humanitarian operation. It started its genocidal campaign with calling only 70,000 civilians inside LTTE controlled area. Whereas the actual number of civilians lived inside the area was 440,000 according to Mullaitivu and Killinochi GAs at the start of the war. Srilankan genocide Govt send food and restricted medicine only for 20,000 people eventhou it said there are 70,000 inside. Srilankan Govt used food and medicine as weapons in the war.
        There were two reasons why Mahinda and Gota wanted to downplay the numbers. One, you don’t have to send food and medicine for all which will maximise the deaths from shelling and aerial bombardment. Two, by downplaying the numbers, you don’t have to account for the large number going to be massacred at the end.
        As expected, close to 290,000 people were rounded up on 18th of May 2009. What happened to the remaining 150,000 ? As Mannar Bishop Rayappu Joseph pointed out, from 2008 to May 2009, more than 156,000 civilians either been murdered or made dissappear by srilankan govt forces.
        This is why UN and other countries with human right values want to investigate the War crimes and crimes against humanity. There is enough evidence to proof that Srilankan Govt and its Armed forces deliberately massacred large number of Tamil civilians. This was an act of ethnic cleansing, an act of genocide. And therefore the culprits must be punished. The responsibility starts from Mahinda, Gotha, Basil, Sarath, Kohona, Saveendra, Dias, Kamal, Ravi…to the last foot soldier who had sex with dead Tamil women.
        The nation of Sinhalese should be ashamed for what it has done to Tamils.

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          Ranjith

          “LTTE never kept civilians against their will. It was the decision of the civilians to go behind LTTE when rampaging Srilankan Genoicde forces invaded Tamil homeland. This was not the first time Tamils followed LTTE. It happened during Riviresa and Jayasikuru. Simply Tamils did not want to be get massacred at the hands of Srilankan murderers. Therefore they followed LTTE where ever they went.”

          Whom are you trying to sell a second hand car?

          Ben Hurling is not buying it nor are the other forum sharers.

          Maveeran has already bought a non existent second hand car from VP and he believes its in pristine condition.

          Kali is trying to buy a non existent one from himself.

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            Native Veddha,

            Who has been buying the cooked Srilankan fantasies will buy my story too. For all these years, Sinhala racist Governments managed to call the genuine Tamil grievances as Terrorist problem and sold their cooked lies to International community. They also believed your lies and supported your Genocide war on Tamils. But, at the end they realized that you are cooking lies and not killing terrorists. The out come is an UN lead international investigation on War crimes and crimes against humanity.
            No matter whether I am trying to sell a car or not, it is a fact that Srilankan Armed forces carried out these crimes under the direct orders of Mahinda Rajapaksha and his Brother, Gothabaya Rajapaksha.
            If you really think Srilankan soldiers are the guardian angels of Tamils, simply ask yourself how did more than 60,000 Sinhala youth were massacred in the South from 1987 to 1989???

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              Ranjith

              You must be a new visitor to this forum.

              We welcome you.

              “If you really think Srilankan soldiers are the guardian angels of Tamils, simply ask yourself how did more than 60,000 Sinhala youth were massacred in the South from 1987 to 1989???”

              According to my information about 130,000 Sinhala youth most of them were innocent were mercilessly butchered by the state and JVP.

              Contrary to what you say LTTE forced your people out of Jaffna and into Vanni. This is a fact. You may be a good person, you are so good you swallowed everything what LTTE said. Check your facts from independent sources before starting to type.

              We know What LTTE and State did in the past.

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                Native you friggin inbred Vedah. You scavenger can’t talk jack about anyone, cos you scavengers ate the left-over of others. Vedha, people of your caste will live under any circumstances. You people will even make a living by scrath crap stains out oftoilets. And everyone has to know that, why would the government had to bomb civilians if they already knew LTTE were holding the civilians as human shields? And what about the white flag incidents? Why did the government butchered the LTTE cadres who surrendered? The sinhala racists wanted to ethnically cleanse the Tamil population of Ceylon. LTTE were the saviours of Tamils when the Racist sinhala government tried to murder innocent tamils. If the LTTE had never existed then there wont be any Tamils left in srilanka by now.

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                  Maveeran

                  the Ma-Racist

                  Would you like to review your above comment in a calm and collected manner?

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                  These all happened because the Maveeran/Thalaivar converted the LEGITIMATE STRUGGLE of Tamil people in to a TERRORIST STRUGGLE. MAVEERAN took the Tamil society to the pre 1970 era. Howevever, Maveeran’s errors will not legitimise what the Srilankan Government did.

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            NV
            both Kali and Maveeran have had personal loss of life so for them its just following tradition to keep the A40 tinkered, painted polished as original and spares from TN the manufacturer.

            Sihal Buddhist “The Lying Race” trolls fashioning themselves as western thinking democrats (but they are natural eastern fascist like Franco) are trying to grab power when Passa is ousted like Malik of Iraq to destroy the minorities.

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              Native and Javi

              There will be no peace between Sinhalese and Tamils,while a section of Tamil fools defending the atrocities committed by LTTE. I thank you for educating these stupid Tamils
              They are worse than BBS.Even if these fools think separation is the best idea, they should not forget that sinhalese are their neighbours and blood relatives!
              Ken

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                ken robert

                I agree with you. Tamils are their own enemies so are the Sinhala/Buddhists, as you know both come from the same stupid gene.

                Tamils had 30 years to achieve total destruction. In the case of Sinhala/Buddhists, wait for few more years as they need bit more time.

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        No Navin, the truth is in May 2009 the civilians loved the LTTE so much that they insisted on protecting them by becoming human shields. The LTTE appealed to the civilians several times to go but they refused.

        The LTTE leaders said to them “Please go to the army lines, we will fight the army, we have suicide pills if we are caught. Go and live! And remember us who gave our lives for your children”.

        Source: Ravings of Rudra: Canadian Psychiatric Journal May 2012 p159

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          @paul,

          “No Navin, the truth is in May 2009 the civilians loved the LTTE so much that they insisted on protecting them by becoming human shields. The LTTE appealed to the civilians several times to go but they refused. The LTTE leaders said to them “Please go to the army lines, we will fight the army, we have suicide pills if we are caught. Go and live! And remember us who gave our lives for your children”.

          YOU ARE A LIAR. The people in the Vanni knows what did happen. There were so many shootings by the LTTE when people were trying to escape. At least, now accept the mistakes/atrocities by the LTTE. YOU ARE TRYING TO HIDE A WHOLE PUMPKIN IN A PLATE OF RICE.

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            @Kabi Calm down pal, I was being sarcastic. We all know what merciless butchers the LTTE were.

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        Navin,

        You need to pull yourself together. MR, during the 90s went to Geneva seeking justice for the Sinhala youth. He went there because there was no other way to turn; he believed that UN was credible and will bring justice to the Sinhala youth. Now; what has changed? This time around the man who went to the UN seeking justice for the Sinhala youth stands accused of even worse crimes against the Tamils, his fellow county men. Do you think that the UN have suddenly changed colours, and decided to pick on the Sinhala? I think you need to grow up fast to be mature individual!

        “Even today, you do not care about the lives of Wanni people.”

        Wow; you have made another mind boggling assumption! Let me tell you this; a true and meaningful reconciliation can only be forged predicating to truth and accountability. This is a well established principle. The Tamil people of North need to know how and why so many of them mercilessly massacred. Why were they asked to move into government organised no-fire zones and mercilessly shelled? There are accusations that LTTE fired on the escaping Tamils; the Tamils need to know the truth. Did LTTE force the Tamils to go with them to the last-stand? There are questions that need answers but not limited to. Without establishing the Truth, there will be no reconciliation. All you have been advocating is a total subjugation of the Tamils!

        “This is the truth. Do we need a UN panel to discover this truth?”

        Plainly yes! Because, GOSL is made of bunch of unscrupulous liars. Mark my word Navin; the greatest paradox is that, through the impending UN investigation, the Tamils collectively along with the IC will bring about good governance back to Sri Lanka. This is the only salvation to rid of the Rajapaksas for good. In the meantime catharsis of your contributions to CT will prevent you from going mad.

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    Nice to know they got it all figured out before the “investigation” even started :D LOL :D

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    Why are we so engrossed about LTTE or what they did? They paid a heavy price for the sins they committed. They are gone, dead, kaput.

    But we have to find the facts if war crimes were committed by those who are still alive. We need to know if civilians were deliberately targeted, or if the bombings were indiscriminate, or if those who were instructed to surrender were executed on mass, or the whereabouts of thousands who disappeared, or if women were raped prior to killing, and if so if Gotabhaya had given the orders for such mass murder.

    It is an unenviable task that the three UN experts have been entrusted to do. It is not beyond the goons who run Sri Lanka to throw mud at the eminent investigators and harass the team in every way possible. Given the low retrograde mentality of the goon squad even murder of any of the UN workers is not beyond them.

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      Next time, when a group of robbers keep your family at gun point, the rescue team should blow up your entire house with bombs ignoring your family. How would you feel? Great enjoyment right???

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        This reply was meant for #navin

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    A1 and Nazi Pullai have already decided who the guilty party going to be, and the report is in all probability has already been completed and printed copies have been sent to UK, US, UNSG. A1 has forgotten to mention that civilians were not only kept captive by LTTE terrorists but also shot at randomly those who tried to escape LTTE terrorists. Amnesia International is a better term for the parasites!

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      lal loo

      Lets get to the bottom of the mass graves. Why do you shudder if you have nothing to hide?

      The process must cover the period from 5th April 1971 to date. According to one lawyer who was involved in documenting death between 1987 and 1991 the body count stood at 130,000. This does not include North East deaths.

      So we need to know where those bodies are and how did they die, who did kill them?

      Be patient, you will be informed.

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    “LTTE Used Civilians As Human Shields” – then there is nothing to investigate because LTTE is no more…

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      ela kolla

      “LTTE Used Civilians As Human Shields”

      Of course they did.

      “then there is nothing to investigate because LTTE is no more…”

      There is a huge need to investigate. The investigation will have to unearth evidences to prove that genetically ela kolla is closely related to VP. Are you secret admirer of him?

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          PolKolla, why the Sinha-lames bring shame to the whole country? People like PonsKolla, make the normal sinhala people look bad. Ela Kolla, tell us how Bodu Balu sena monk [Edited out]

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            maveeran, you don’t have a choice but to live the rest of your miserable life thinking about the loved ones you lost in nandikadaal massacre in may 2009….there is no joy other than this for me to remind you that time to time

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              [Edited out] kolla, you must feel miserable living a life after being [Edited out]. You must have been the pooja for the monks? Why don’t you take the monks to court [Edited out] Kolla?

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              maveeran fool,

              i’m reiterating again that you don’t have a choice but to live the rest of your miserable life thinking about the loved ones you lost in nandikadaal massacre in may 2009….there is no joy other than this for me to remind you that time to time. only solution for you is to take your own lousy life

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    The Sri Lankan forces were obliged to fire at the civilian areas as the LTTE were hiding among the civlians according to Frances Harrison’s book “Still counting the dead”. She claims that the areas where the LTTE were was left untouched by shells and bombarding. Right Ms Harrison because the LTTE were not where they said they would be but among the civilians so …thank you for that bit.
    The LTTE are finished? Rubbish. The Colombo Telegraph is run by the LTTE propoganda team. Let me see if this appears in print.

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      Sarong Johnny

      You should be in the forefront fighting the Muslim menace. This is not the time to worry about LTTE. Go join BBS, be a man, fight the Muslim infidels, protect the Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist people, their language the oldest according to Champika, their culture, the religion, their way of life, their land(?), their women, their Buddhist country, their sovereignty, ……………. their unique Aryan Hydraulic civilisation, …

      While you are fighting the infidels make sure you lift one edge of your sarong above your head and keep it there until you finish the day’s work.

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    Shouldn’t this Paki mummy be rallying to help the poor Paki mums, grand mums and grand daughters who are getting blasted by drones.

    And their husbands and sons who are getting butchered and bombed by Taliban?…

    Why do these poor Pakis have to pay dearly for a shit fight between the Drone Brigade and Turban clad Talibanis.

    Cathay Pacific is the latest to pull out from Karachi.

    Does this Paki mum know that her new employer Ms Pillai’s client did a Karachi in Colombo and tried to chase away the SIA ?..

    And the Client’s colonels tried to fly Drones over Colombo, in between blasting and gunning down not only Sinhala Buddhists and Baby Monks, but also Paki friendly Muslims praying in their Mosques?.

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      Well if your modaya friends didnt make a mess this so called Paki and Finni chaps would have never come here in the first place

      by the way the Finns are very fond of saunas so I suggest you build one and join them in the sauna (in the buff of course!)

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    The UNHRC team should first be shown the caches of buried weapons located with stolen mine-detecters by the four LTTErs who existed undercover as minor employees of the army.
    Unfortunately they somehow got relocated after arrest,to the wanni jungles and shot dead.
    But,the team will understand – they are experienced in similar situations during their careers.
    Maybe they will even be allowed to speak with Jeyakumari Balendran – now at Boosa, her daughter and others like them who saw their family members being taken away by the army – only to ‘vanish’ without trace !!!

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    Nazi Pullai and the three blind mice will get nowhere with this “fixed” investigation, but they will travel first class, stay in five star hotels and wine and dine and have a good time. Don’t let them set foot on Lankan soil.

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      “”Nazi Pullai and the three blind mice will get nowhere with this “fixed” investigation,””

      That is exactly how they work with the elusive despots and their shills.
      Saddam is an example good or bad decision is a different matter but it was fixed.

      Hillary Clinton will seal the coffin from 2016 because Obumer is embarrassed.

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      lal loo

      “but they will travel first class, stay in five star hotels and wine and dine and have a good time.”

      If you want to join them there may be opening for a run around boy.

      “Don’t let them set foot on Lankan soil.”

      If Cameron joins them what are you going to do to stop them? Are you hoping to start another riot or war?

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    To Amnesty International,

    You have stated that “The LTTE used civilians as human shields”

    Are you sure you read the UNSG’s Panel of Experts report?

    According to the UNSG’s Experts, the LTTE is not guilty of using Human Shields.

    Hence either you are Lying or the UN Panel of experts, Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Ms Yasmin Sooka and Mr. Steven R. Ratner are lying.

    Can you explain the discrepancy please?

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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      Are you writing while you are sleeping? Have you read the PoE report?? Read Paragraph 422 in Page number 115.

      “422. The credible allegations involving conduct by the Government of Sri Lanka fall into five core categories of potential serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law:

      (i) killing of civilians through widespread shelling;
      (ii) shelling of hospitals and humanitarian objects;
      (iii) denial of humanitarian assistance;
      (iv) human rights violations suffered by victims and survivors of the conflict, including both internally displaced persons (IDPs) and suspected LTTE cadre; and
      (v) human rights violations outside the conflict zone, including against the media and other critics of the Government.

      The credible allegations involving conduct by the LTTE associated with the final stages of the war reveal six core categories of potential serious violations:

      (i) using civilians as a human buffer;
      (ii) killing civilians attempting to flee LTTE control;
      (iii) using military equipment in the proximity of civilians;
      (iv) forced recruitment of children;
      (v) forced labour; and
      (vi) killing of civilians through suicide attacks.”

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        Dear Kabi,

        Please read the report produced by the UN Panel of experts, Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Ms Yasmin Sooka and Mr. Steven R. Ratner, with care, before you start throwing barbs.

        I suggest that you drink a cup of strong coffee to keep you awake while you read the following.

        Extract

        1. Using civilians as a human buffer

        237. Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions: Credible allegations point to a violation of Common Article 3’s ban on the taking of hostages insofar as they forced thousands of civilians, often under threat of death, to remain in areas under their control during the last stages of the war and enforced this control by killing persons who attempted to leave that area. (With respect to the credible allegations of the LTTE’s refusal to allow civilians to leave the combat zone, the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime (Rule 97, ICRC Study)

        End Extract

        What do you have to say now?

        Have the UN Expert Panel taken BRIBES from the LTTE to produce that report, EXONERATING the LTTE of a serious war crime?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          But the same Panel of experts say in the conclusion part that “using civilians as a human buffer” is a credible allegation against LTTE (Paragraph 422).

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            Dear Kabi,

            Re “But the same Panel of experts say in the conclusion part that “using civilians as a human buffer” is a credible allegation against LTTE (Paragraph 422)”

            What you are saying is that the Experts have contradicted themselves!

            There is no such War Crime defined for “using civilians as a Human Buffer”. That is the eye wash that the experts have introduced. In fact the WORD Buffer is not even used by the ICRC when they defined the War Crime of using Civilians as a Human Shield. That word was Fraudulently INTRODUCED by the so called experts.

            This is the Definition of a Human Shield described in IHL Rule 97.

            Quoted from ICRC web site.

            Rule 97. Human Shields

            Rule 97. The use of human shields is prohibited.

            It can be concluded that the use of human shields requires an intentional co-location of military objectives and civilians or persons hors de combat with the specific intent of trying to prevent the targeting of those military objectives.

            Compare that to what the experts have stated.

            the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime (Rule 97, ICRC Study)

            This is a COMPLETE corruption of the Law, as laid down by the ICRC.

            Why did they ALTER the Law and Exonerated the LTTE of a very serious War Crime? To automatically exonerate the Living LTTE Rump and the Financiers?

            What was their incentive for doing so?
            Loads of LTTE Money?

            This SINGULAR FACT is sufficient to throw the whole report that they produced out the window as it stinks of GRAFT.

            That is why I questioned Amnesty International. Would these SCIONS of Human Rights have the GUTS to question the Experts? I doubt they ever will question the Experts.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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      “Hiding in the innocent civilian’s villages” with their arms is similar to “using them as a human shield”.

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    Please write instead of posting links – CT

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    This para says everything happened in nutshell.

    “The LTTE used civilians as human shields and conscripted child soldiers; the Sri Lankan army shelled areas it knew were densely populated by civilians and people trapped by fighting suffered severe deprivation of food, water and medical care. When the conflict ended hundreds of thousands of people were arbitrarily detained in closed displacement camps under military guard – those suspected of links to the LTTE were detained separately and many were tortured; some disappeared. Families continue to demand information from the Sri Lankan authorities about the whereabouts of relatives they say they saw being taken into the army’s custody. People advocating accountability for enforced disappearances have been harassed, threatened and arrested.”

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    This is a joke for bloody diaspora people as they wouldn’t like to hear that war crimes happened from blood thirsty LTTE as well.They want to hear only it happened from the SL army. If somebody says that it happened largely as the LTTE used civilians as human shields, it is a joke for them. As I heard from few of my diaspora friends (only when they are drunk in parties) that they want to disgrace SL as much as possible to retain their benefits from the US, Canada, EU and Australia and to get more people as asylum seekers.

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      you mean sinhala diaspora?

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    “…including by ensuring effective protection of witnesses.”

    Certainly, they will be escorted by the white vans. Please contact the defence secretary on arrival.

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    For others he is a serial biter for the home crowd he is a hero. I bet people like Sumane, Nusense is somewhere in the crowd. Your hero is your worst enemy, wait until he bites you.
    How would the idiots know.

    Typical Locals

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    It is not commonly known that some 280,000 Northern people demanded that they be used as a human shield, and signed a document demanding that they be shot if ever they changed their minds. We saw evidence of that happening towards the very end, though ONLY shots being fired at the feet of the would-be escapees were ever shown on the TV, and they were later saved by the Sri Lankan forces.

    On the other hand the glorious leader came to his desired end. It is well known that de had demanded of his followers that if he EVER AGREED to negotiations he should be shot dead, and in the very end he was apparently begging to negotiate, and we know what happened.

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