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Mangala Contradicts Maithri, Says International Participation Is Needed In War Crimes Investigation

Openly contradicting President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera declared on Friday that international participation was necessary in bringing justice to the victims of war crimes.

Mangala Samaraweera“What the President has expressed is his own opinion, and in Sri Lanka there are various thoughts on how this matter should be handled,” Samaraweera said, when questioned on Sirisena’s rejection of an international investigation to probe alleged war crimes committed during the final stages of the war against the LTTE during a Q & A session at US Institute of Peace, Washington DC on Friday.

“Frankly, we too admit for the need of an international participation in the process, and even some nationalist parties in Parliament agree,” he said.

Samaraweera however went on to add that the current administration will look into all options and come up with a Special Court that is not only credible but also acceptable to all victims of the war. He said that the court will be architected within the next 5 to 6 months.

“There is a general agreement across the board that a Special Court will have to be set up in Sri Lanka if the process is to have any credibility, as the judiciary has lost its credibility over the past 10 years due to the politicization of the judicial process by the previous government,” he said.

Samaraweera added that there is a consultation process ongoing; to decide at what level the international participation ought to be in the investigations process.

“The victims of the war would want some form of guarantee that the new courts will deliver justice and accountability in a fair manner and for that we are willing to consider the participation of international actors. They could be judges, forensic experts, investigators and prosecutors. We are looking at all these options,” he said.

Meanwhile, Samaraweera also emphasized upon the need for the demilitarization of the North and East provinces which is an important factor in the reconciliation process.

“We are working on releasing the lands that have been held by the military. So far we have released over 3000 acres of land and given these back to the civilians, and a further 600 across will be released in the next few weeks,” he said.

The foreign minister added that steps have also been taken to curtail the Army from carrying out commercial activities in the North and East. Further, Army run hotels in the two provinces is expected to be handed back to civilians by June this year.

“So most certainly demilitarization is an important factor in the reconciliation process and to develop the North and East,” he added. ( By Munza Mushtaq © Colombo Telegraph)

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    Yes Army should not run Hotels in North & East for tehy force public to reside and eat there

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      Siva – for that matter armed forces cannot get engaged in any commercial activities specially during peace time but they, not
      only run hotels but also do farming in big scale on fertile lands,
      owned by those still dangling in make shift refugee camps.

      When peace was declared in the country, the govt. should have got
      the armed forces personnel to build the culverts they damaged due
      fear of land minds, which causes flooding in the N/E during rainy
      days as rain water cannot finds its way to the sea and repaired
      the roads and houses they damaged during the war.

      The difference between FM Mangala & Prez. Sirisena is that Mangala
      deals with the diplomats of other countries and he cannot twist and
      turn things but the other deals with gullible public.

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        Army being involved in businesses and economic activities means that CORRUPTION will increase as the army has weapons and can coerce people to do as they want.

        It is MISSION CREEP and MANDATE CREEP and leads to CORRUPTION and is bad for MILITARY DISCIPLINE. Sri Lanka army needs to be downsized and right sized for peace.

        The military being in charge of Wild life Parks means that the parks are being Logged and de-forested and valuable timber sold by the military and the deer and other animals poached. This happened in Wilpattu during the military occupation.

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        They do farming for the country. fertile land should use for the farming, not for something else. you people don’t know what to do and how to do.

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      You must educate your own leaders to do what is right. Trusting foreign powers will lead to a disaster. It is a shame you didn’t learn from the past.

      The West is unbelievably good in imposing its interests through trade, moral high ground, divide and conquer strategy and through soft power such as providing funds for projects, offering university scholarships and accepting refugees.

      However, Asians are not good as the West, particularly not good as the British and the Americans. Even the Germans have failed to be on top. Russians are struggling. To be on top you need wisdom and experience. The British got wisdom and experience from the Roman Empire. The Americans got it from the British. That is why when the Americans and British come together they come as the mighty power. Japanese never had, because their history clearly doesn’t indicate that. The Chinese don’t have it either, because their present behaviour in the South China Sea clearly highlights this reality. You may ask ‘what about Indians.’ Forget it, they don’t even have basic sanitation, but few our leaders believe in Indian Superpower.

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      Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera,

      RE: Mangala Contradicts Maithri, Says International Participation Is Needed In War Crimes Investigation

      War crimes by Whom?

      1. Sri Lankan Armed Forces in Sri Lanka?

      2. LTTE Separatists, called “Terrorists”, in Sri Lanka.

      3. United States Armed Forces in Afganistan?

      4. United States Armed Forces in Iraq?

      5. United States Armed Forces in Libya?

      6. United States Armed Forces in Syria?

      7. Israeli Armed Forces in Gaza?

      8. Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir?

      Just curious. Are thee DOUBLE STANDARDS HERE? If so, Why/

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        Much of the agony could have been spared if Rajapaksa adopted a conciliatory attitude after the defeat of the LTTE. But he failed.

        If he had declared that it was a war, that war crimes were possible and that the government will look into serious offences and do the needful, the US would have been on a week wicket at the UNHRC.

        Had the TNA and its rivals had the sagacity to call for an internal inquiry with a panel acceptable to all nationalities and excluding all vested interests, it would have made it easy for the Sinhala public to accept an inquiry.

        The International Community is only fishing in troubled waters, waters troubled by it in part.

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    Hon.Mangala Samaraweera has risen to the status of a Statesman in making his keen attempt to put right a part of all political misdeeds over the past 6 decades.. . His attitude to good Governance was what caused his resignation and rift with MR/1. MS/RW know his capabilities and Mangala holds a very suitable Ministry. May Divine Blessing precede him.

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      Absolutely, punchinilame, you are spot on!
      I have a great deal of respect for this man! Mangala-the-statesman! He is the true Sinhala Budhist. MG/MNBH.

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    It is no secret that we have kangaroo court system in Sri Lanka.The minister is quite right;we have to have the input of foreign judges as well to make sense of the final outcome.

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      So you agree we have a kangaroo court system? Does that reflect the current methodology and sentencing by courts currently? Do you also agree to the system being abused by the government only to punish a certain section of the political divide? love to see your response sari

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    The FM.Mangala Samaraweera is a man ,quite unlike G.L.Pieris,who does not beat about the bush.Very frank.
    We were told a few months ago that 18 Billion USD is the amount robbed and stashed away.Hotels in Dubai,Off shore companies etc etc.
    There must have been a specialised unit in the Rajapakse camp that had the know-how to siphon out the money to locations where it is now a Herculean task to identify and bring back the Loot.
    The only way out now is to identify this specialised unit and question them.

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      Look like Plato has seen his manhood.

      Mangala is not the only one who is talking for LTTE rump.

      there is another guy in the parliament who got money fro Galleon Ravi and is talking for LTTE rump. He is that distillery Owner and illegal Ethanol importer who had big bank accounts in Singapore.

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    It seems never in the annals of governance of the country that we face such confusion and contradictions as prevalent in the current Yahapalanaya (the name itself is a shameful deception) even worse than Dhramistasamajaya which, apart from everything else, apparently misused power somewhat within a legal framework.

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    So everyone knows, politics is a very complicated science and has no yes or no answer. If you ask any question from a well educated politician, he will go round and round and eventually very difficult to grasp what his answer is. MR’s approach is not very professional and he messed up srilankas future very badly – his approach to deal with the war like the story of the goat stuck its head into a mud pot- he killed the goat first and then broken the pot because that what modias do. Now, if we understand the science both Srisena and Mangala are correct, one answer is for the educated intelligent audients and the other is for modias, eventually accepting international bodies is the best option for the future of srilankan people. Everyone knew what happened during war but many try to hide their heads inside sand and trying to resolve. Some people always stay at the “vasi pathe” that is their nature, they are not useful to any side or the country.

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    Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has brought up this issue in the wrong place at the wrong time. To have him say that the previous MR regime went on a “rampage of triumphalism” is an utter exaggeration and a misrepresentation to the US administrators, and they know it as does everyone else. To utter this on foreign soil is to add insult to injury to a country that weathered a terrible 30yr war in which suicide terror was used as tactic to compel the government to accede to Separatism.

    Having foreign expertise in an advisory capacity, or helping in the investigative processes is quite different to having them on the panel of Justices. If politicization of the Judiciary is the problem, then those countries suffer from the disease themselves. However, the countries accusing Sri Lanka in Geneva would NEVER accommodate foreign participation on their Judicial benches. They have greater self esteem and respect their Sovereignty and their Constitution.
    Placement of foreign judges in the Accountability process via the UNHRC amounts to intervention which is prohibited by the Geneva Charter. Besides, the SL Constitution itself requires a 2/3 majority in Parliament followed by a Referendum if they are to do so. The PM has admitted this to be so, but the FM has other ideas? Is the New Constitution to be so framed that there will be no entrenched clauses, so that Sovereignty will no longer be with the People?
    The Rule of Law goes right into the WPB when necessary it seems??

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    In the first place people who raise questions about their concerns about international court of justice should ask themselves why the government conceded to the international community, that people of Sri Lanka has no TURST AND FAITH in the Justice system and agreed to set up a Judiciary with an international diminution to try serious human rights violations.

    If those who robbed the Nation and engaged in indiscriminate killing of citizens opposed this move, one can understand their concerns, here the issue is why a section of the people oppose this move.

    Read the confession made in public by the Minister F Mustapha apologising to the Nation for dumping the Chief Justice Shiirani Bandaranayake, (who ruled against Rajapakse in few occasions) to please President Rajapakse on completely unfounded charges.

    When the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka meet the Prime Minister, President and the Justice Minister and gives an undertaking to make orders to please the government and to appoint people that government recommends as judges, what more evidence one want to understand the pathetic state of the judiciary in this country. You are invited to read the statement made in Parliament by Prime Minister, exposing the absolutely appalling conduct of the Chief Justice betraying people’s judicial power.

    Visit the following to see for yourself the CJ’s appalling conduct
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205611316028289&set=p.10205611316028289&type=3&theater

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    No one should get exited. When you are in Rome you say what the Romans like to hear!
    Good strategy to delay until the Republicans come into power.

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    “I think it is only fair that the victims of the war would want some form of guarantee that the new courts will deliver justice and accountability in a fair manner, and for that we are willing to consider the participation of international actors,” – Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

    Foreign Minister implies that justice and accountability can only achieve through international actors. This kind of leaders are curse for Sri Lanka. Who created Tamil armed groups? Who have facilitated and sustained the brutal war for three decades? Isn’t the answer so call ‘International community.’ It is too technical to understand for Tamil and Sinhalese leaders. That is why I believe this country won’t become like Singapore.

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    All these politicians are just playing the fool, telling lies, giving totally different statements to media and confuse people,cheating every one locally, including international countries, UNCHR, Human rights chief, UN etc.,
    These guys are not trying to solve anything but just dilly dallying, buying time until the world forgets about the issues. They are only busy finding new ways to delay things, and exploring ways to block international participation in anything. They need nothing but unconditional international financial help. This is what the Lankan Governments are doing all the way and never want to solve basic problems faced by the citizen.

    Our guys will never solve anything but continue creating new ones ! They are not sincere or honest in the first place.

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      Billa:- You mean that like all Sri Lankans, Politicians have Short Memories and a Short Attention Span!

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    CT
    Pl post his speech at UNDP 50th Anniversary Ministerial meeting

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    The principled stand of any person who wishes to uphold good-governance or “Yahapalanya” is to uphold the Constitution. The Constitutional position was voiced by none other than the Prime Minister WHO CONCURRED with the views of the President. The Foreign Minister, now simply says the views expressed by the President are his own personal. He dare not say that even the Prime Minister is voicing his personal opinion. Then who is voicing the personal opinion? It appears that those who frequently travel to Foreign Lands wants to be the nice man among the Foreigners for the reasons best known to them.

    I for one voted against the “Jarapassa” regime not to elect a set of crafty fellows who would usurp the Constitution and the Law for personal advantages and to make money. If the need of the hour is to have foreign judges then as the Prime Minister said we need to pass that law with a two thirds majority and a referendum and lets go through with it instead of beating about the bush.

    There were strong rumors that the Prime Minister had given a dressing down to the Minister, Deputy Minister and the Senior Officials of the Foreign Ministry for being absolutely “Foreign” instead of being the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I sincerely hope that this opinion expressed by the Foreign Minister is not an attempt to throw stones at the Prime Minister and use the name of the President merely to avoid repercussions there can be in terms of party and cabinet discipline.

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    Because they all tell lies….

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    Chandrika Kumartunga was the mother of all corruptions in Sri Lanka. Her nepotism was the worst. While she was the president, her mother was the Prime Minister, her uncle was the sectary of defense, and her brother was the speaker, and her close friends held top government posts.

    Does anyone remember Manala Samaraweeraya’s ‘alleged’ access to g ay sleazy dirty websites using his office credit card? Chandrika teamed up with Mangla to commit lots of financial crimes and those two must be investigated thoroughly by the FCID.

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      Her mother had every right to die being a PM of the country for all what she had done for this nation. MR et al are the all worst – even going beyond Premadasa.
      Had CBK together with all civil society groups strategically failed to change the MR regime, you guys would have been looted to all no go levels by this day. Just to give her some respect is what the idiots cant do even today. All in all, Meeharaka has looted the country also betraying his 3 sons.
      He has failed to be a good father (sure while being in the cell, Yoshita should be feeling – had his father taught them to be a good guys, nothing would have gone that far. Instead, the bugger president never respected laws… the dittadammawedanaeeya has returned on the entire family today. So corrupted families are not even other devlepoing countries.

      He has failed to be a good husband
      He has failed to be a good statesman..

      but he has succeded to be a high criminal in all ways. Basta

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        In Mangala Samaraweera, the Sirisena-Ranil Government has an asset that needs no watching. He does and says the right things a statesman would do.

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    One still have to thank CT, though it created a creative heading ” Mangala Contradicts Maithri, Says International Participation Is Needed In War Crimes Investigation” which create an opinion, there is one right voice in the government confronting the wrong voices of the government, because CT has linked the YouTube video, which too is edited to protect the minister from penetrating questions.

    Before we come to our comments, we need to remember that Norway which in the past has been calling it as only a facilitator, has a willing member to witness in the IC Inquiry, if it ever takes place, named Solheim, who has said Sri Lanka will not grant the rights to Tamils so has to be taken by democratic fights. (But the 1961’s Satyagraha is an example of why it will not work). The Important point here is his statement is current and he did not condition it with “past and future” or 68 years sfter freedom, or “during only New Royal and Old Royals” or any other constraints. When the matters are at that clear, takin space to question Mangala’s sincerity or reciting the double meanings in his highly rehearsed script for point for point analysis is only a fruitless matter. Further it is fruitless questioning him of how much he attached to fulfill the UNHRC resolution of which he took the responsibility of cosigning the agreement.(that is the CT’s heading here too). Instead of digging the 68 years cesspools of lies and cover ups, and promises breakage after promising of “No More”, for a different window of breathing to questions is, questioning the sincerity of American officials. They failed to secure an acceptance for the last time, this time again they are repeating the offer again. That is what the assistance sectary of state, Biswal has said.

    Ambassador Blake, who worked with the Old Royals based on their promises, but later confessed at Congress, of America being cheated after the war was won. When Sectary was Kerry in Colombo, he promised to be with “Sri Lanka” on its difficult journey. We do know whether it is difficult journey or pointing or showing the Sinhala Buddhist as the obstacles and then the Sinhala Intellectuals swindling and enjoying billions of a poor, war refugees’ money. But, beyond that, how much is the talk in this of “America being with Sri Lanka in its difficult journey” is a question.

    The promise was made by Sec. Kerry. This is not the arm length distance facilities the Norwegian government was willing to do. Sec. Kerry used the word “Sri Lanka”. On one hand, he meant the Sinhalese and the Tamils, Buddhists and minorities, Victims and Violators of rights… On the other hand he meant the current and the past governments.

    Sec. Kerry said, in the same meeting, the terrorist have been defeated. Liberation Tigers were fighting to free the Tamil Eelam, which was declared by SJV’s 1976 convention. The past government used America to turn around the lost war and wipe out the 145,000 innocent citizens. What he meant by the second “Sri Lanka” is the governments of Sri Lanka’s adherence to its commitment of ruling the Island Ceylon, which was put together by Colebrook Commissions in 1833 and reiterated by Soulbury commission in 1948. Tamils have been asking for Tamils Eelam. America supported Sri Lankan Government to wipe out the rebels. The Name Sri Lanka was given to the new unit created in 1833 as Ceylon by British rulers, by Sirimavo arbitrarily, wiping out the New Name Colonial Rulers gave to the new Unit they formed as Ceylon, in oppose to Kandy, Kotte and Jaffa Kingdom, or in a clearer new circumstances, Sri Lanka and Tamil Eelam. By using the word Sri Lanka, Sec Kerry rubber stamped the Sirimavo’s one sided 1972 constitution, which swallowed the Tamils Eelam into Sri Lanka, but both were two separate constitutional elements, forming the Ceylon. In other words, by assuring the promise to Sri Lanka, instead of Tamils and Sinhalese, he assured to the past Old Royals who forcefully united the lands once again, and the New Royals who have promised to continue the protection of the Article 9 of the 1978 constitution which identifies the merging principles as one “Sinhala Buddhist” land.
    The incidents that wiped a Kingdom which was once independent and flourishing are
    1. Portuguese captured it in1624 – the Royal Family was lost;
    2. In 1833 Merged for administrational purpose- Boarders lost;
    3.1948 Unitary Government- Ruling ability lost;
    4.1972 2 Nations of Ceylon became one Buddhist nation, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka;
    5. 2009 the right to defend for the freedom was lost.
    The argument of Sec. Kerry words for Sri Lankan people is not there as both 1972 and 1978 constitutions openly accepted the Sri Lanka a unitary Buddhist country, though India- Lanka accord accepted a customary living area of Tamils. Secretary without allowing any Tamils representatives standing near to him, arbitrarily, as per the Sinhala Intellectuals advice, promised to be with the Sri Lanka in its difficult Journey. It is perceive journey only for the Sinhala Minister and the Sinhala Buddhist, but no one would feel any hardship on that. It was an offer to the Sinhala Sri Lanka.
    So without calling Sri Lankan People, by calling Sri Lanka, John Kerry gave a promise to be with them. So it can mean only to the government. As per the assistant Secretary, he had reiterated the promise this time too. Right after the war G.L.Pieris went to India and had talks about restoring Tamils’ rights. He met FM Krishna, Equivalent of Sec. Kerry. FM S.M.Kishna made a joint statement of recognizing the Tamils situation and implementing a 13+. Within about a day or so, the government in Sri Lanka refused to accept the joint statement and declared it was only S.M.Kisihna’s and Peris statement. The government had no part in that. Only passing more than two years after that only Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh accepted that statement was not accepted by Sri Lankan as government did not listen to them.

    It was the same situation for Ambassador Robert Blake. That we have repeated here many times. We said here, above, what happened to the Norway’s facilitation, and their ex Minister Solheim recent reposes to that. Other than Akashi, all other Donner countries’ diplomats, Blake, Krishna and Solheim all faced some Kind of demotions in their jobs at their countries. We saw here that S.M.Krishna’s statement was denied by Sri Lankan government immediately; but the face lost Indian government accepted it only after 2 years. Once again, it was about 10 months ago American State Secretary John Kerry offered to work with Mangala Samaraweera on Accountability and reconciliation which the New Royal government is saying a difficult job to do with the racial minded Sinhala Public. Now American Government has repeated its offer. But Mangala has not accepted the offer and has not said a word about the offer. So far, the situation is American government has an open offer for 10 months for the New Royal Government, exclusively. Mangala has not accepted it yet. Mangala has not spoken about it publicly though at the end of this meeting he was praised as a forthright person. He has reserved the right to reject it in the same way G.L.Peiris rejected S.M.Kisihna’s statement.

    The situation is similar on the “Foreign Judges Necessity “case which is the heading of CT. The statement Mangala made here is only an answer to a question from the audience. The word “international” was used instead of “Foreign and common wealth” used by the amended resolution. It is neither purposeful and nor inadvertent. The usage of the word of International here is simply “Kumplailai Kauvinda”. He mentioned about a necessity, but not a chance of accommodablity, the Boss’ position. He is not in outright confrontation with his boss. Again, he has not forthrightly said whether Government will use “International” a recommendation by OSIL, foreign or Commonwealth, the agreement signed by Sri Lanaka in Geneva. Here again he has not given any promise, unlike the heading of CT, but like in his way to the offer of Sec, Kerry and Undersecretary Biswas. It is not about 99% sure; it is not about 100 % sure; it’s the law of the land Secretary Kerry will be put a hat on his head by Magala and Sri Lanka’s new Royals on the day of his departure. That day, TNA Sampanthar who damaged the TNA for the peace negotiation and Tamils who walked behind him will once more sit back and restart to lick their wounds.
    His speech has insisted that development is important but the reconciliation and accountabilities are subordinates to that. UNHRC did not take the matter of Development in its resolution, but the accountability and reconciliation were. So the matters mentioned by Magala, today on this meeting are a full “U” turn from the cosigning of the resolution and 100% deviation from all the promises made by this Yahapalanaya government. Just like the denial of the S.M.Krishna’s statement by the Old Royals, the New Royal Government has already denied the words in the cosigned UN resolution as Foreign Judges and Lawyers and has falsely interpreted it as Sri Lankan National Living in foreign countries with or without the foreign national status.

    The question of Military Withdrawal has moved to many directions. When Indian Opposition Leader Sushma Swaraj went to Jaffna she complained that they need to be withdrawn as they were intruding even into the Girls Sari Ceremony celebration. 1/5 of the army population is consuming 2/3 of the tiny peninsula’s resources. There is severe shortage of water for the people but army is using unlimited water. Army vehicle are almost daily directly involving an accident and occasional killing of the residents. There were no investigations on these. Army is directly and indirectly conducting the rapes and murder of the young school girls. UNP party’s heads are getting involved in covering up of these cases. The question posed here was if the army continues to occupy, it will not be attractive to investments. It sounds like there are some other plans to induce the selectively de- banned diaspora organization to induce investing. If the war is over why the army cannot be removed from North East- who are paying undue share to maintain an army which is oppressive on them?

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    In Mangala Samaraweera, the Sirisena-Ranil Government has an asset that needs no watching. He does and says the right things a statesman would do.

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    I have a feeling that they purposely do this to confuse the masses in Sri Lanka and I also think Mangala is the one who is telling the truth.

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    Is our lovely FM in contempt of the Supreme Court?.

    What a disgrace, besides anything else to tell the West that our SC and its Judges have no credibility.

    I mean the current head of the Supreme Court was hand picked by the FM’s own boss Batalanda Ranil.

    And all SC Judges are under the new Boss.

    Isn’t the FM,now telling the whole world that all our SC Judges are anti LTTE and anti Diaspora?.

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    Sama, You are absolutely correct- while ruling the country MR behaved like kings and not human beings. To bring up children properly is parents duty. This MR did not brought up his children properly, when they take wrong rout he should have corrected them, it is no point in crying now- even now he is trying to save them using his political influence. Even in free-free foreign countries there is a law, for children’s misbehaviour their parents could be punished. How MR can bring-up his children while he himself is not brought up properly, he failed to discipline Gotha, wander he knew the meaning of countries leader – he can not hide his head inside sand dune while everyone else went on a rampage and killed many people – JR etc. did the same thing during communal troubles – and some commenters above still wanted Tamils to trust local legal system. Minister F Mustapha-apologising now is laughable, some places you are not allowed to make mistake – in a Tamil story Mananeethy king killed himself for his costly mistake – a judge can not give death sentence to an innocent person and apologise afterwards. Still judiciary, defence, releasing north land and unlawful prisoners, Srisena is not in full control – that’s why they are not in a position to fully support foreign judges- but accepting foreign judges is the only option until we correct our sytems and bring our standard to international level. Important issues have to be left for public voting and Tamils are srilankans and their views to be respected.

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    without international participation it will be like having a birthday party without the birthday boy/girl.Who is going to cut the cake and blow the candles.

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      American help is rejected by Mangala, even after their diplomats publicly offered it second time. Mangala’s Aappa Diplomacy is rocketing through the roofs much better than Kathirgamar and Pieris. He is bravely and very calculated manner giving out of false numbers to International Consumers. In North none of the army withdraw from lands (as per the lying minister is 3000 out of an estimated number of 18,000 acres) have moved out. The news from North says they all resettled on the newly acquired lands.

      New Royals, who tactfully used Sec. Kerry’s military threat to chase Old King out of Temple Tree House they station there, now rejecting other reasonable helps for more than 10 months. This is how Rajiv Gandhi Sonia Gandhi of India was also used by other Sinhala governments.

      There is Nothing Secretary Kerry will be able to do moving Sri Lanka towards a sincere democracy that would make Lanka not return as unlike Sudbury’s blunders. America who broke the back of Tamils ability to defend their rights has not put one stone, for the peaceful life of Tamils in this land, more than Soulbury did for this foundation. Ambassador Blake and Ex. Minister Solheim, at least cried after the dam broke and the flood started to come their land they were happily parting. Secretary Kerry’s new arrogant nature that developed from Rangoon and Iran success is making him to beat Tamils to wear same shoe their smaller brothers wearing. (The democracy deterioration in Myanmar started by army takes over. In Sri Lanka there was never any Army government. Only the Sinhala Buddhist racist like Don Stephen, Solomon West Ridgeway, Sirimavo, Junius Richard, Richard P., Percy and the son of Albert a mercenary British soldier. These all were hybrid patriotism recruited by Sinhala Buddhist by election process to wipe out minorities and protect Sinhala Buddhism.

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    The main problem of our politicians are having today is they are not educated enough to run the country, go behind foreign countries. All most all of them don’ know how israel, Bangladesh were formed. it is very sad about sri lanka politicians who destroy the land.
    They don’t know and they don’t want to build a country. no economic policies which suits to the country, no five year plans, just blaming on each other and spend the period and go.
    why these people want to get advices from others> no one gives advices for our benifit. this politicians should know it. mahinda won the war, these people should admire it and need to lead the countrym but sadly , what do they do? they drag the country thirty years backwards.

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    Even God gets confused.

    ” as the judiciary has lost its credibility over the past 10 years due to the politicization of the judicial process by the previous government,” (Mangala Samaraweera) said”

    God humbly seeks clarification from the seemingly learned and very polite audience here :

    1 – why didn’t judiciary prevent the killings , looting of wealth and suppression of Sri Lankans by her majesty’s government from 1815 to 1948 ?

    2 – Why didn’t judiciary prevent 100-120,000 deaths due to 30 year LTTE war which ended in May 2009? ( no distinction is made on ethnic lines ).

    3 – Why didn’t the judiciary prevent the 83 riots , burning of the JAFNA library and the 1988-90 JVP insurgency related countless murderers , abductions , torture?

    God help God

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    During the Mahinda Times, Mangala Samaraweera ganged with LTTE rump to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse. He had discussions with them in Singapore.

    Now, he paying back those dues.

    Transfeering a senior military officer is also all pre planned. These talks are also just carrying out LTTE rump agenda.

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    Mangala
    Leave with Grace. You have been too contradictory over Srilankan Tamil issues. Go back to tonsorial work man and leave your present ministry to the experts.

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    Time for this useless “foreign minister” who is selling our country, to get out…..

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