22 April, 2021

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Mad King Nandasena Strikes Death Blow To Lanka’s UNHRC Hopes

President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa vowed his government was actively pushing to have charges and prosecutions dropped against military and intelligence personnel during his weekly dialogue with the village in Giribawa, Kurunegala on Saturday (6).

The President who has jailed key investigators like former CID director SSP Shani Abeysekera and whose government has vowed to run a “KP-style operation” to bring former CID IP Nishantha Silva back to Colombo claimed intelligence officials were being held on absurd bogus charges. “Those cases are still going on – we are trying to get them dismissed” the President informed the people of Giribawa during a long speech about his grievances.

These cases were filed at the whims of the international community, the President charged.

“The former government put intelligence officers in prison. The Navy Commander who was in charge during the war is still suffering because of this persecution” President Rajapaksa said, referring to Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda, a man the Attorney General of Sri Lanka has put on trial for murder of 11 young men by a group of his sailors.

Nandasena Rajapaksa’s comments come amidst the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where the Sri Lankan Government is trying to make the case for a national accountability mechanism to bring the perpetrators of human rights violations and other political crimes to justice through the local courts. Government representatives are repeatedly informing the member states that Sri Lankan justice system has the capacity to investigate and prosecute these crimes, that the UN has called emblematic of impunity and often involved state security forces, while resisting international efforts to push for accountability. Sri Lanka is facing an uphill battle to convince the Council. A revised draft of the resolution on Sri Lanka shows the language tightening as weeks of negotiations wind down, a clear indication that the core group bringing the resolution is confident of securing the votes at the Council to adopt it.

The UNHRC will likely set up a mechanism to collect and consolidate evidence led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights when it adopts a resolution on Sri Lanka at the end of the current session. The need to preserve evidence is paramount because of how Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government has actively suppressed and unravelled investigations against security forces personnel and regime loyalists implicated in major human rights abuses and other high crimes. The evidence could serve to facilitate trials against perpetrators later in Sri Lanka, or another country in the world where foreign nationals can be prosecuted for breaching international law.

President Rajapaksa told his campaign rallies ahead of the 2019 presidential election that he would “acquit and dismiss” what he called “absurd” charges against military personnel on day one of his presidency. While this did not happen as planned, in 2020 the President pardoned Sergeant Sunil Ratnayake, an army sergeant convicted and on death row of the massacre of eight Tamil civilians in Mirusavil in 2000. The victims included a 5-year-old boy.  He also appointed a Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Political Victimisation that has exonerated every soldier and senior military official accused of grave human rights abuses and political murders – including the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, the attack on journalist Upali Tennakoon, the abduction of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda and the abduction and murder of 11 Tamil youth by a gang of Sri Lanka Navy personnel. The Commission has tried to stop trials against these accused and recommended that the Attorney General dismiss all the charges against the military men.

The remarks followed a 17 minute frustrated outburst about the allegations against his government based on the report of the Commission on the Easter Sunday attacks in 2019. Defending President Maithripala Sirisena, President Rajapaksa claimed that the UNP Government was “trying to heap all the blame on the former president” when the 19th Amendment had stripped Sirisena of all his powers. Rifling through the massive report by the Commission which he had taken with him to Giribawa, the president regularly read out excerpts to show that the Commission had found the previous Government’s inefficiency to be the reason the attacks could not be prevented.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is however concealing several volumes of the Easter Sunday attacks even from the Attorney General on grounds of national security, raising serious concerns about what those documents could contain about the real origins of the Easter Sunday bombings.

Towards the tail end of the speech to Giribawa residents, the President appears quite out of his senses, giggling hysterically to hide what is clearly his rage over the social media meme sensation ‘ස FAIL’.

“Some people say that I have failed. <giggle> I have not failed. I fought the war for 20 years as an army officer. As defence secretary to President Mahinda Rajapaksa I ended a 30 year war. That is more than enough for me to get an honourary degree. This presidency is just giving me bonus marks. I have passed a long time ago now I am working for my double PhD <giggle>”

The tagline ‘ස FAIL’ has spread like wildfire on social media and is now linked to virtually every criticism of the former Lt. Colonel’s government. His remarks at Giribawa indicate that the meme has caused the President severe irritation, just like SJB MP Harin Fernando’s reference to him by his first name “Nandasena” in a speech in Parliament earlier this year.(By Janakie Mediwake)

See full video of President Nandasena Rajapaksa’s outburst here:

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  • 79
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    Mad King George Nandasena knows that his denials and bluster are not going to convince UNHCR, Human Rights organizations, or any international body, that the Rajapaksa regime does not have blood on their hands. There is plenty of evidence, witnesses, and tapes, to prove otherwise. That nervous giggle indicates some guilt.
    The world is watching, and so far no one seems to be buying the Rajapaksa narrative.
    The thug representing us has also acted like an uncouth villager, and if Nandasena thinks sending him will intimidate UN officials, then he really is cuckoo.
    The only way to keep his supporters charged up and angry, is to play the victim, and whine about poor Sri Lanka being picked on. Haven’t we heard it many times before?
    According to the Rajapaksa’s everyone else is wrong, and only they are right.

    • 26
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      For the first mention of Gobbasena’s giggles, and a revealing description of the war, the tankful of sharks, read The New Yorker article here https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/01/17/death-of-the-tiger
      *
      “Admiral of the Fleet” (Ha! Ha!) is not showing any ill effects from the war. He is writing/recalling anecdotes the The Island newspaper.
      *
      In addition to his tiny brain, which imagines that a military style government is best, could he be deriving a perverse pleasure from being addressed as “Sir” by the army Generals that he has employed in various capacities? After all, he was only a Lt. Colonel when he decamped to America.

    • 26
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      From the ordinary man’s perspective, the best thing this regime can do is carry out its plan to grow and export Cannabis. That should provoke the Americans to kidnap Nandasena and his “government”. A win-win situation.

      • 16
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        Time will come when international community will authorize India to get rid of Rajapakse gang, like how they asked Tanzania to remove Idi Amil and Vietnam to remove Pol Pot.

    • 28
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      It is high time Nandasena to leave the office. He cant even interpret ” so called commission report”. We thought SORYSENA was beyond all levels, however, as of today, people among those 6.9 mio voters made u turn and started talking only good about SORYSENA.
      .
      This was our prediction long before this man was nominated to become the presidential candidate. However, from MaCo (election commissioner) to all other levels, ignored his profile. Now the consequences are known to even pupils. They came to power to get rid of their on going court crime investigations. As of today, Nandasena has been able to do nothing. Not even tiny issues he has been successful.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sajeewa-chamikara-5-march-2021/

      • 16
        1

        “It is high time for Nandasena to leave the office”.
        Who will succeed him?
        1. Mahinda – lesser murderer but a worst swindler and liar.
        2. Basil – worst swindler and liar, only abetted in murders.

        • 0
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          Nandasena never ever leave the office. He is the man with vision, he the man who completely wiped out entire LTTE leaders and LTTE in Sinhalese Aryans country Heladiva (Sri Lanka) He knows how white Americans wiped out Red Indians. He knows how Russian President Putin wiped out Chechnian Terrorists.

    • 12
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      ‘The only way to keep his supporters charged up and angry, is to play the victim, and whine about poor Sri Lanka being picked on. Haven’t we heard it many times before?
      According to the Rajapaksa’s everyone else is wrong, and only they are right.’

      You must have learned this technique from the Tamil diaspora, they are experts.

      • 26
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        Svenson

        “You must have learned this technique from the Tamil diaspora, they are experts.”

        There you are, the Diaspora teaching you something.
        You are benefiting from the diaspora.
        You should be grateful them.

    • 10
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      He knows UNHRC is a toothless tiger.

    • 7
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      Ashan,
      Repeating the same BS! According to psychiatrists people suffering from ‘Defeat-Syndrome’ get some sort of mental satisfaction by ridiculing the winner.
      Fabricating evidences, coaching witnesses, and preparing tapes is a time consuming tedious job. No wonder it took twelve years.

      “There is plenty of evidence, witnesses, and tapes, to prove otherwise.”

      • 2
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        EE,

        How can you be so sure? Is it BS or hogwash?

        Think!

    • 32
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      “According to the Rajapaksa’s everyone else is wrong, and only they are right.”

      Rajapaksas think that everyone else are fools and only they are clever. They are clever in cheating majority of Buddhist Sinhala but they have proved to the world that they are the one who did all the unlawful murders by their own mouth by saying the two faces to threaten another Sinhala and accepting that he who killed Pirabaharan and ragged him like a dog and he will do it again to another Sinhala. A Buddhist Monk said this is enough to prove him as a war criminal.

    • 8
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      Where is TNA leader RAJA-VIRODHI (Traitor) old guy counting his death same as Karuna-nidi? (already slept in MAD-RAS(cal) city. Raja-virodhi (Pol-Sambol) not word from regarding Human Rights.

      • 21
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        N.P,

        Have you already arranged your intelligence service with Karuna/Pilliyan to do the job?

      • 2
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        NP,

        Karumam!

    • 9
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      Intelligent leaders make intelligent speechs , while Gota and his brother have been entertaining the gallery. If people were not that stupid, Rajapakshes would never be able to return to power.
      :
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAFh6vzy-Ng

    • 7
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      NANDASENA the dog, but the president of 6.9 mio of slaves has sold it out.
      But under the title – so called investments.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQaGId8-jCg

      No nothing is in srilanken air about the lease of WEST TERMINAL.. Pinguththarayas are made shut for some reasons.
      :
      That Andandha Thero of Abhayarama should come forward to share his thoughts as to why ballige puthas stay mum today. If previous govt did the kind of lease without informing the people, things would hav ebeen as such, Mahinda et al thugs would have gone amok…… see how facism has been governing in this country today, since dogs came to power. What more should be the case, average citizens to come to the street and protest as their elders did tthen ?

    • 0
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      Good luck to you. If possible try and fix our Ranaviruvo

  • 42
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    It reminds the terror regime during Marcos in the Phillipines.

    • 18
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      CT

      “……… whose government has vowed to run a “KP-style operation” to bring former CID IP Nishantha Silva back to Colombo, ………………………………….”

      This man is indeed mad.
      KP surrendered to Sri Lankan functionaries at a prearranged meeting point?
      This is why wise men/women advice us not to believe in our own lies.

      • 1
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        Vedda,

        “KP surrendered to Sri Lankan functionaries at a prearranged meeting point?”

        KP was caught in Malaysia. Malaysians looked the other way as this guy had Interpol arrest warrants. KP did not surrender like Karuna, so no royal treatment. No doubt, KP is hanging upside down in Boosa, awaiting some axe treatment. GOSL should do an operation to catch Castro & Rudrakumaran. They ran off with diaspora money after Sun God VP left Earth.

    • 6
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      Jaffna under Prabhakaran?

      Soma

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        soman

        “Jaffna under Prabhakaran?”

        You were unhappy because I am told Soma’s mates were unable to smuggle drugs, Kerala Kancha, …… coconuts, ….. clothes, …..

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          Yesterday some Sinhala mates of Soma had been caught by Indian coast guards off Kerala coast smuggling drugs by boat from Pakistan.

      • 5
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        Soma,

        Jaffna was way better then than now. Since 2009 Jaffna Tamils are subjected to regular sexual violence by the occupying army.

        Get your facts.

        • 0
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          Gatam
          What is RAW doing?
          Enjoying the spectacle?

          Soma

          • 1
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            soman

            “What is RAW doing?”

            You should ask Ravi Perera (the Sinhala speaking Demela) who is close to the Hindians in Colombo.

    • 6
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      How about Duterte?

    • 4
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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM,
      Who was supporting Marcos terror regime?
      Aren’t they the very same people who come to preach on Human Rights to Sri Lanka now?

      “It reminds the terror regime during Marcos in the Phillipines.”

    • 18
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      AYATHURAY RAJASINGAM


      “It reminds the terror regime during Marcos in the Phillipines.”

      I see some eerie similarities between Imelda Marcos and Shiranthi Rajapaksa the wives of terror bosses of Philippines and Sri Lanka.

      Both became first ladies.
      Both were beauty contestants.
      Siblings of both first ladies were corrupt.
      Husbands were/are thought to be very wealthy.
      Imelda had penchant for shoes, Shiranthi, ????????
      ….

      • 6
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        NV: “Shiranthi????????. You need an answer, I know. Here it is: “GOLD”, “A Changed Color SUV’ to stage an “accident” that killed Thajudeen, A Bank Account named “Siriliya”, a brother to be the Chairman of the National Carrier and install a “Luxury Suite” in the First Class Cabin to travel around the world……Sorry, my fingers are paining to keep going on the keypad. I stop here. Cheers and have a nice day.

      • 6
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        Native Vedda,
        I see some eerie similarities between Imelda Marcos and Shiranthi Rajapaksa the wives of terror bosses of Philippines and Sri Lanka. Agreed. Someone should ask Shiranthi Rajapaksa how that Rugger player Thajudeen was murdered.

    • 4
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      Dear AR

      Is it any different from Jaffna from 1970-1977-1981 under the FP/TULF terror campaign on Tamils??

      • 1
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        Rumble 2021

        “Is it any different from Jaffna from 1970-1977-1981 under the FP/TULF terror campaign on Tamils??”

        Are you saying Prabaharan’s son murdered his fellow sports person?
        Or Amirthalingam’s son killed his fellow Ruggby(?) player?
        Or S J V Chelva’s son killed a island wide famous ruggerite?
        …..
        ….
        What the hell are you talking about?
        Do you think two wrongs make it right?
        ….
        You must be another b***s carrier of Prabaharan/Rajapaksas.

  • 18
    2

    The previous government put military personal in jail after a trial with evidence of their crimes. heinous murder often committed on orders from higher up. The only crime if any of the previous government is that the person who ordered these murders was never investigated. Then using the most corrupt and incompetent members of the judiciary one can think of This monster appoints a presidential commission and got justice turned upside down by releasing the convicted and jailing the investigating officers including a deputy solicitor general who lead the trials. This commission also recommended jailing its perceived political opponents and officials some of whom have no connection to the investigations.Then he tells the UNHRC that the local judiciary is impartial and competent to handle any investigation into the crimes (Murders) it has highlighted. He also claims he never sold the Easter Sunday bombings to get elected. Either he is mad or he thinks everybody else is.

  • 17
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    Gota’s karma is catching up:

    Heinous crimes against Sinhalese youth,
    Mass murders of innocent Tamils amounting to genocide in the last stages of the war,
    White-van Tripoli platoon murders of Sinhalese- and a large number of Tamil- journalists,
    Raping and murdering of surrendered Tamils in tens of thousands,
    the list is long but the above are glaring examples.

    Before he goes to the Hague, he needs all the straws to cling on to. So he has Mahinda the former commander in chief who aided and abetted his crimes against humanity.
    He has now surrounded himself with dozens of military personal accused of serious war crimes and crimes against humanity in powerful positions.

    Impunity is the name of the game throughout his carrier! He apprenticed with the Sinhalese youth and crowned himself with the genocide of Tamils.

    More of his kind, he thinks, is strength for him against all the detractors: This includes the 6.9 million Sinhalese supremacists who voted for him.

    Let’s wait and see if truth wins eventually as the popular saying goes or Gota and his gang of murderers win.

    • 6
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      Thiru

      “Gota’s karma is catching up:”

      Was VP’s karma caught up with him at Mullivaaikkal?
      Do you think Karma account has been settled and reconciled?

  • 15
    1

    All ex VVIP and VIPs fancy having PHD to be identified as Professors’. What do they profess? Murder and frauds. One received a doctorate, who is only qualified to squeeze testicles and act as a thug. Now SL can issue PHD in brewing Kassippu, Batik production, delivering wrong judgements, growing cinnamon, making clay pots, drinking panny, amongst many. Lunatics galore.

  • 23
    1

    The lack of any serious academic credentials in any of the Rajapaksa racoons is sitting like weighty chips on their collective shoulders.

    Witness how Rocket Chichi now flaunts a bogus PhD, and says he loves to earn degrees and teach (!), witness how Vidyodaya library attendant Percival Mahendra weaselled his way to a Law College certificate under the alleged tutelage of Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (by the way, where is poor Jeyaraj now?), witness how baby-faced O-level fail Namal baba sat his law college exams in an air-conditioned private room, with access to God knows what, and weaselled his way to a law college certificate and now we see the pea-brained medal-flaunting Nandasena making claims to being worthy of a “double-PhD, and you’ll see how insecure these ignoramuses really are.

    I guess we shall soon see Daisy Aunty being awarded a double-D.Sc. in Synthetic Crystallography for having miraculously produced a bagful of valuable gemstones from sand, which she exchanged for several bagfuls of foolooz, which then went to pay for Navy Yoshitha’s multi-million $ mansion.

    I can’t wait for my retirement to read these fascinating theses on how such alleged cattle thieves from Hambantot transmogrified into such formidable academics.

  • 22
    3

    What is wrong with this fool that he continues to have his little group therapy sessions with the fools who voted for him. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so unfit to hold any position of authority. This lunatic doesn’t need to office of President, needs to find himself a kopi kade where he can went his frustrations and blame the problems of the sinhala buddhist people on the Christians, Muslims and Tamils.
    .
    There should be the harshest of sanctions, travel bans, assets freezes and unanimous condemnation against these criminals. We see in Burma what happens when such individuals are allowed a free pass. The international community should wake up before it’s too late.

  • 22
    3

    What more can you expect from someone who says :
    …”I finished that job by killing him and sprawling him out like a dog”….
    …”Lasantha ! Who is Lasantha?….”
    Not very humane or diplomatic words for the “highest” in a country.

  • 11
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    Some incoherent blabber.

    Soma

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      soman

      “Some incoherent blabber.”

      It must be Eagle Blind Eye.
      Ignore him.

    • 8
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      Dear Soma, that sums up Gotabaya’s presidency.

      All that incoherent blabber born from the primal nature of the beast become legal sir-culars of the executive branch of the government.

  • 18
    2

    He selected Giribawa to make this speech as he knew the gathering is clueless about the matters he referred to

  • 10
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    When one gets absolute power, one acts in such a way that one can not allow anyone to say anything against one’s way of thinking. The history shows how their story ends tragically. NGR can end the nightmare for the citizens of SL by becoming benevolent Leader of a country from now on. He needs to stop dividing the people on the basis of religion or race. He needs to cease supporting the corrupted in future. Will it be possible for him to keep the Judiciary /Media /security UNBIASED? People do not believe in creating commissions after commissions, wasting public money and time. NGR can be remembered positively if only he can produce a 21st Century NEW constitution that will protect minorities rights; Protect the Judiciary supremacy; select ‘right’ quality Parliamentarians; etc

  • 4
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    “The need to preserve evidence is paramount because of how Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government has actively suppressed and unravelled investigations against security forces personnel and regime loyalists implicated in major human rights abuses and other high crimes.”

    Preserve evidences given by Tamil ‘Ghosts’ who are notorious for fabricating lies whose identity will not be revealed for 30 years? Great!!!
    If USA and UK make the despatches sent by Lt. Col. Lawrence Smith who was the US Defense Attache to the US embassy in Colombo during the conflict and Lt. Col. Anthony Gash who was the UK Defense Attache to the UK High Commission in Colombo during the conflict to UNHRC there is no case against Sri Lanka. Both were privy to top level information which they passed on to their respective governments. Their observations are to be taken far more seriously than the evidences, information and data given by those who suffer from ‘Defeat-Syndrome’. For some strange reason, these countries are reluctant to provide these despatches to UNHRC. Unfortunately, UNHRC give more weight to evidences, information and data provided by guys suffering from ‘Defeat-Syndrome’.

  • 15
    3

    So the Dictator wants to pull off a KP-style operation in Switzerland by abducting CID IP Nishantha Silva in order to bring him to Colombo to face cooked-up charges. I must say this country has set its sights high by elevating its covert abduction operations to an international level. But the Dictator himself may be the victim of an Adolf Eichmann-style operation in the not too distant future.

  • 12
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    old codger

    Where are you?

    There are two interesting articles published in Sunday Times 7 March 2021:

    1.Absence of mature statecraft and the ugly tangle in Geneva by Kishali Pinto
    2. UNHRC sessions: Govt.’s diplomatic blunders galore without proper strategy by Political Editor.

    Please read both you will definitely enjoy.

    • 4
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      Native,
      lets hope that he is not abducted by Medamulana underdogs.
      :
      Asoka Abeysinghe is now under persecution of CID dogs.

  • 19
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    I believe the president reiterates in the video clip that his government has made public, the presidential commission of inquiry report (which states that the previous government was responsible for not preventing the attacks on 21st April 2019). However, he does not say whether that very expensive and thousand page report says who was responsible for the attacks or who masterminded it for Zahran and company to launch the attacks or who funded their project. I feel the public is entitled to know who was behind the attacks, not who was responsible for not preventing it.

    • 3
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      Dr.Lasantha Pethiyagoda
      .
      Lot of theories being pushed around could have some appearance of credibility if the bombs were triggered by remote control while perpetrators did not sacrifice their own lives. To say that they did that along with their own family members for the benefit of some silly politicos is the most ridiculous idea ever occured even to a mad man.
      .
      In the words of another reader:
      /
      Leonard Jayawardena / February 23, 2021

      Here we go again. I said it last year and I say it again: The Easter bombing plot was conceived and executed by the group of Islamic terroritsts led Zahran, who took their religion seriously and acted on their understanding of its teachings. The mastermind was Zahran. They were helped or at least inspired by ISIS in this dastardly deed. No others, including Muslim politicians, were involved.
      /
      Suppose Zaharan was arrested immediately as Indian intelligence was received. Now we are in an environment of no bomb blast and the officers would all the same be blamed for harrasing Muslims.
      Further a Muslim cannot be identified as an extremist unless and until he resorts to extreme physical violence.
      Sinhala officers cannot interpret Quaran. If Zaharan was not caught dabbling with explosives how can we say he is an extemist while Rauf Hakeem is not.

      • 8
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        soman

        “Further a Muslim cannot be identified as an extremist unless and until he resorts to extreme physical violence.”

        This is rich, especially coming from a right wing self proclaimed racist.

        The second point is that where are the Muslim operatives attached to various intelligence agencies. They were employed to spy on Tamils and are being used as home guards or part of murder squad.

        “Sinhala officers cannot interpret Quaran. If Zaharan was not caught dabbling with explosives how can we say he is an extemist while Rauf Hakeem is not.”

        Under what authority did the security forces kept innocent people under detention for years.?
        It appear either you are being silly or gone ga ga.

        • 1
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          NV
          “… coming from a self proclaimed racist”
          .
          Equipped with poor English I am struggling to teach simple logic
          to Tamill racist donkeys on CT led by you on CT. You are the Pied Piper on Colombo Telegraph.

          Soma


          Soma

      • 8
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        Soma, Islamic terrorism started in 1985 with the formation of Muslim home guards who were funded and supported by successive Sinhala governments to commit murder and ethnic cleansing of Tamils in eastern province. This support continued after the end of war, even during Yahapalana regime to cause trouble to Tamils. It is when that terror was turned on to Sinhalese and western province that everyone is crying foul. Whatever government comes to power, will hide this fact. When there is evidence that several Muslim politicians, businessmen and professionals had given financial and logistical support to the Muslim terrorists, why has no action taken against them. Is it because these Muslim terrorists and supporters have given bribes to Sinhala politicians of all sides and top security officials. Who gave them training in bomb making and exploding, where finger is being pointed at members of security forces.

    • 8
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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda: Please note the people want to know “BOTH” : (1) Who Masterminded and Financed and (2) Who failed to PREVENT it having had a prior intimation of the attack. That “BOTH” must be brought to face “JUSTICE” and PUNISHED. Period.

  • 5
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    Wot ? That’s great news. What about the Colombo Smellygraph ? They gonna get their hopes crushed too. Good times.

  • 4
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    Long live king Nandasena !!

    • 9
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      Andare 2.0

      “Long live king Nandasena !!”

      Short lived our democracy

      • 3
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        Reminds me of:
        Long live Mao
        Short live Siri Mavo

        Soma

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          soman

          “Short live Siri Mavo”

          You have just hurt SJ’s feelings.
          He is still madly in love with the weeping widow.

  • 6
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    ****including the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, the attack on journalist Upali Tennakoon, the abduction of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda****

    That’s so many journalists. You could build an army of journalists.

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      Andare 2.0

      “****including the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, the attack on journalist Upali Tennakoon, the abduction of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda****”

      In total 4 journalists.
      If you could build an army with 4 persons, why the hell Gota, Shavendra, Kamal, …. need 400,000 + 15,000 generals, ….. ?

      Are you also mad?

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    Besides The Rajapakshe regime , only Chandrika was able to chase the LTTE back into the deep jungles again , even when almost the whole world turned their back on us and refused to sell us Arms, which also cost her an eye and narrowly escaped death .

    Ending a war on Terror comes with a huge price on dear innocent civilians and this is why people shouod never encourage exttemism , racism and bigotry of religions and other forms , they are all seeds of terrorism, no soul should be taken for granted and Humilated and persecuted to an extent that leaves them no option but to retaliate only options they have.
    So injustice through wiping out racism,bigotry and Denial of equal rights and opportunity is what needs to be excersised

    People forget too easily how the LTTE had mostly targeted civilians of all communities ; most people do not understand the new terror war in the world .

    Today the terrorists have hijacked huge enclaves of civilians and made them their habitat , that is their only defence, a very ruthless and cowardly defence indeed.

  • 11
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    Justice through uncompromising law should be adopted to.make sure another war is never repeated, only assurance of it is to make sure no excuse is given to those who indulge in racism , Religous bigotry, bigotry on gender bias, personal rights; the right to leave your organised religion and to practice your faith the way you believe in , the right for every citizen’s dietary which is the farmost fundamental right, be it poke or halal food or pure vegetarian, the right to practice ones religion as long as it has no threat to the Soverignity, including Attires and rituals as long as it has no harm on the people, equal opportunities for everyone, respect and dignity and not bowing to any foreign entitities no matter how powerful they may be

    If this was implemented soon after Indepence, not just LTTE , but not even the Past JVP or Zaharans would have had an excuse.
    The future of Sri Lanka’s stability and reaching as a 1st world nation( which should be the only goal of every Sri Lankan), can be achieved only by forgiveness, reconciliation and enshrining

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    Enshrining a law within the new constitution that provides a real provision to punish , racism, all forms of bigotry and also those who refuse to provide equal opportunities to all people by indulging in discrimination, be it a government, individual, organization, ministers , Ministries or even private organizations,
    Without sincerely , bravely implementing these and doing what is correct and not politically correct, no leader would be a legend in this land nor will we achieve peace or prosperity .

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      Lanka Netizen, Agree fully with you to do what is correct to achieve peace. The words I wish to use are righteousness and justice on the ruling throne of the king. That means that we must repent, reject and rebuke all past error and mistakes. Must give and receive forgiveness for all past atrocities of all people, not just the selected ones. A consequence of this will be a return to peace and wholeness, something we will never believe can happen until we personally experience its truth. Unfortunate hindrance to avoid would be other hidden belief systems of trying to grab money, competition and power hunger to amass more and more.

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        @davidthegood,
        Thank you .
        The solution to all conflicts are actually very simple , but as usual man’s ego makes it all complicated.
        Everyone talks of peace , reconciliation , love , forgiveness and mercy, each blow their religious trumpets loud, about their claims to how best is each of their religion is for the entire humanity , yet you find that each of these boasters having their lots suffering and struggling in misery , while they imagine piety is in spending large sums of money in monuments and buildings rather than feeding , clothing and sheltering their own lot, this is due to their Ego, it boosts their Ego to do so, than take care of their lot.
        The Ego refuses to accept ones faults , to humble oneself to seek forgiveness from those they have wronged and ask them what they can do to undo it , instead most people who have the money,will rather throw some rupees to those whom they have wronged,like throwing bornes to a street dog they have accidently kicked, that is how people value human dignity , like you said correctly until it happens to them.

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    That is what the majority voted for.

    The King is not mad, the Journalists are mad. They voted against this madness every March to satisfy the unsatisfiable.

    Colombo smellygraph is making a mountain of a molehill again

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      a14455

      “That is what the majority voted for.”

      Which majority?
      Only 42% voted for the Clan the res 58% did not for them.
      Where did you get the majority from?

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    Because of Eagle Eye antics in every comment made on any one of the article I believe it is an ill designed AI computer program than a sensible human behind it …. See below some of its repeats. The handlers or designers of AI program should ashamed about this.

    1. According to psychiatrists people suffering from ‘Defeat-Syndrome’ get some sort of mental satisfaction by ridiculing the winner.

    2. Sinhalayo did not bring Demalu to Sinhale or invite them to come to Sinhale.

    3. You are free to return to your ancestral homeland in Hindusthan/India

    4. The long list continues but restrict to few here
    • Slaughtered Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns, chemical weapons and child soldiers for three decades,
    • Snatched children and recruited as combatants completely ruining their childhood and education,
    • Used children to make bombs
    • etc….

    5. For some strange reason UK and USA do not want to handover the despatches sent by Lt. Col. Lawrence Smith & Lt. Col. Anthony Gash

    6. Fabricating evidences, coaching witnesses, and preparing tapes is a time consuming tedious job (in similar phrases)

    7. Top blunder is “Sinhalayo want “Black 33 Years”.. Some how the program pick the word BLACK and concatenate with some random period ’33 years’ from the database list (Probably oracle due to president knowledge gives an amble chance for consultation)

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    The UNHCR claims could be legitimized if Adel Balasingham is charged of recruitment of child soldiers and distribution of cyanide vials to child soldiers.

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      wimal12

      “The UNHCR claims could be legitimized if Adel Balasingham is charged …… …… …..)

      It is valid point, now you have corrupt war criminals ruling the island, why haven’t the state started the process of extraditing her to this island, charging her with …… all kind of war crimes, throw her in prison, and then throw the key in drain?

      There must be a very good reason why the state and the ruling thieves haven’t done so although they earlier had 10 years (2005-2015) and (2019 to to date). Do you know why?
      Maybe you don’t want to disclose the DEAL the Clan had had with her and UK government.

      Please let us know the reason as to why the crooks have been reluctant to take her to courts. It is surprising although their favourite lord Naseby is willing to deny war crimes for and on behalf of the Crooks, he hasn’t taken any initiative towards holding her responsible for “recruitment of child soldiers and distribution of cyanide vials to child soldiers”.

      You should go after her.
      I will be right behind you.

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    Did you guys read the UNHRC resolution?

    It reaffirms SL’s sovereignty and denies Tamil sovereignty!

    This says it all.

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    Eagle, instead of copy pasting your own Rambling comments could you let the cat out of the box. Shiranthi ????. Netizen your intentions ( Rusiri/ laksiri) are clear. Without what you say there is no politics in Lanka and especially for Rajapaksas. Didnt millions vote for what you didn’t want. I am sure you are one of them.

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      @davidthegood,
      I aappreciate CT, been with them for along time, this is the only journal that is very accommodating when it comes to readers comments , they do not discriminate and not bias when editing.
      This is one journal that is read by almost by everyone in Sri Lanka , from ordinary citizens , to law enforcement officers , racists , bigots , humantarians and for sure all politicians. So it is a very ideal place to comment , while you may never know, your comments may strike a positive attitude towards politicians and may even encourage those in conflict to engage in dialogue and reconciliation.
      But then,there are also those who can read,but can not comprehend what they read, some take it personal , they can not see the humour in some comments , some have this attitude , huh , how dare a minority ever criticize us ? Or can not comprehend common English Idioms, you comment something like they bark like dogs , or one donkey at a time, and they will all be taken literally and can land you into hell by those who can read but have zero skills of comprehending and that is a huge issue in Sri Lanka.

      I wonder how it must be sounding when it is translated , for sure ; nothing good , but worse.
      Cheers davidthegood

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      @Chiv,
      My franchise to vote for whom I want is my personal and private affair and its not available for the public.
      I am not sure what you mean, when you say didn’t millions vote for what you didn’t want?
      However I see lot of positive happening , No more racism or bigotry harrasements, no more intimidating the minority’s right to dress what they want or eat what they want, Muslim business are not attacked or not been targeted with hate , prejudice and lies .
      Crime is being crushed to the maximum, Ajith Rohana being the best choice the police ever had , a gentleman;educated, a lawyer and refined, and not crooked, he is doing a fantastic job ,I am very happy with it ,MOD is no more abused by some gosl staff who had planted his good for nothing relative to take revenge on people over petty issues , I don’t get a court order for a simple traffic offence while a similar offence done by another is given a spot fine , there seems some amout of fair Justice.
      The Garbage recycling has begun, smuggling and robbing the Country’s revenue has just begun to be tackled.

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    Rajapaksas as expected have started batting for MS. Do they have a choice???. The government media said there was total 65 volumes of report out of which politician Ranjith received one. AG selectively received few. Rest are with Mr.Sircular. Evil did you get a sneak preview of it ???

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      @Chiv All in good time , king or clown or both will.be delt if they are found guilty .
      Be patient , you will see.

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    Let’s enjoy some tranquility while we can.
    Sri Lankan voters are very fickle minded.
    Any election coming up will easily tell you what’s on their minds.
    Sadly our nation’s fate is always like the song , there is a hole in the buck-ate ..
    Everytime a government is elected , it can not progress , simply because of the interferences from certain influential elements that controls the mindsets of the people.
    It is also to do with our wornout constitution coupled with the mindset of irrational nationalism .
    You can not build a fallen nation only on nationalism and Religous interference.
    The Nation needs to look beyond all barriers of Religous interference and cultural boundaries.
    We are living in a very different time , either we are prepared to move out of the cultural darkness and embrace diversity , and accept the fact of the utmost importance of The English language, where India has exploited the language well for its benefits and now China is doing more than it can to get its people to embrace it , for it is a undeniable fact it’s a global language of trade,it will be utter foolish to abandon it purely based on the invasion by the British and grudging it for past colonization.

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