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Mangala In Geneva: Backstabbing The Armed Forces

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

“…The Government has invited Mr. Pablo de Greiff, the Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence to visit Sri Lanka for consultations. He has proposed to visit us at the end of this month. We also look forward to receiving the Working Group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances…”–Mangala Samaraweera (Text of the statement delivered at the High Level segment of the UNHRC, March 2, 2015, Geneva.)

Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the unelected (and therefore, less than legitimate) Government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has just done the equivalent of Jihadi John on the Sri Lankan armed forces. Jihadi John is the ISIS executioner who stands behind captives, makes a speech and cuts their throats in full view of the world’s YouTube watchers and (by extension) TV audiences. Mangala Samaraweera has just done the same to the Sri Lankan armed forces. His speech at the High Level Segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council appears at first glance, unobjectionable, moderate and reasonable and close to pitch-perfect. But that’s only at first glance. The entire speech is clever camouflage. Hidden in it is a deadly ambush laid for the Sri Lankan armed forces. The Foreign Minister has not only welcomed the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth and Justice, he promises to welcome the UN Working Group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances. This latter is a dangerous and dastardly move.

Sri Lanka has always cooperated with UN Special Procedures and permitted Special Rapporteurs, Working Groups etc. to visit, even during the war. However, like every sovereign state, Sri Lanka has deliberated carefully, in the National Security Council, about which ones would be allowed in, when that might be, and which ones not. One Working Group we were very wary about allowing in prematurely was the UN Working Group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances.

While it is hardly the case that the Sri Lankan armed forces were never at fault, it was through no fault of the Sri Lankan armed forces that they had to fight several internal wars, in South and North, over the past few decades. The politicians, including the administrations in which Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mangala Samaraweera served previously though separately, were primarily responsible for those wars, and were certainly far more responsible than the armed forces, for their causation.

We must understand the odds that the Sri Lankan armed forces were up against. Firstly, the internal wars fought by the Sri Lankan armed forces were far from purely internal. The North–Eastern war was for many years, and at least in part, one of the biggest cross-border covert or not so covert operations in the world at the time. Even after the relevant state sponsors turned against the Tigers, the external nature of the terrorist war continued because of the Diaspora-based global logistical network the Tigers had built up.

Secondly, the Sri Lankan military was fighting over the last several decades, two enemies, the LTTE in the Northeast and the JVP in the South, which were conspicuously marked by the barbaric character of the violence that they deployed. The proportionality of soft to hard targets was quite high in their armed campaign. The LTTE and JVP were also characterized by their politically fundamentalist and fanatical character. These weren’t the guerrilla movements of Latin America which fused romantic rebellion and realism and always strove to maintain the moral high ground.

The LTTE is particular was marked by its use of suicide bombers, which according to US estimates, was higher than all the Middle Eastern Islamist movements put together. What this means is that the armed forces had to root out suicide bomber networks, often in the aftermath of horrific attacks on civilians and in a race against time to pre-empt more such attacks. The lives of loved ones and school kids were on the line. There was a clock ticking.

It was not only in urban clandestine warfare that the stakes were high. During the wretched Ceasefire Agreement of Ranil Wickremesinghe, the tigers in the North built up a huge network of “civilian” combatants through their “Pongu Thamil” activities and front organizations. These recruits were part of an insurrectionary strategy to surround and overrun the armed forces camps. This was part of the challenge that Gen Sarath Fonseka had to face.

Let’s be utterly frank about this. The stakes were not merely tactical but strategic. The pro-Tiger Tamil intellectual and columnist DP Sivaram, better known as ‘Taraki’, often wrote that what would prevent the Sri Lankan armed forces from launching a decisive offensive to defeat the Tigers in the North-East was the LTTE’s deterrent capacity to launch devastating strikes against targets throughout the South, crippling the capital in particular. Thus there were multiple and urgent imperatives for the Sri Lankan armed forces to uproot the clandestine Tiger network primarily in the towns and cities, from Jaffna to Colombo. It was a bitter war; a war of the most bitter sort, fought in the shadows, against a fascist, fanatical foe.

The legitimate armed forces of the democratic state prevailed. Were there excesses? Almost certainly! Must they be brought to light someday? Perhaps, though many democracies, from Spain to the Philippines and Indonesia have chosen, prudently, not to do so. In any case that’s entirely a decision for the legislatures of the countries in question. Mangala Samaraweera has no mandate; no right, to make that decision.

Mangala Samaraweera looks forward to welcoming the UN Working group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances. This would mean not only the disappearance, entirely involuntary and enforced, to be sure, of Tiger suicide cadres who would have blown up our families on board buses and trains, but also imaginary disappearances which the Northern Provincial Council, the TNA and Northern ‘civil society’ organizations and church groups, would come up with.

One has to be a bigger fool than Mr. Samaraweera seems to be, to think that the Northern politicians having passed an 11 page resolution claiming Genocide, would not do everything possible to make that claim stick, by producing “testimony” and “evidence”. After all, one did notice on the television news, that Chief Minister Wigneswaran handed over to the visiting UN official Mr. Feltman, a copy of the Genocide Resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council.

Mr. Samaraweera’s green-light in Geneva for the UN Working Group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances is a betrayal of the Sri Lankan military which saved us from the fascist suicide terrorism of the Tigers. Mangala’s pledge in Geneva made with gay abandon is a Millennium City Athurugirya betrayal on much larger, institution-wide scale. Taken together with the ‘genocide’ resolution (whose legitimacy it will facilitate), it is proof that at the forthcoming parliamentary election, Sri Lanka needs once again, to elect a government with a backbone, instead of one which back-stabs.

*Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and a Vice President of the UN Human Rights Council

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    Dr. J, Do you really think the armed forces committed any crime? If not, why are you so worried? Why not just clear the name and be done with it?

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      Mangala In Geneva: Backstabbing The Armed Forces,

      It’s not Backstabbing The Armed Forces stupid,

      it’s bringing to justice Mahinda, Gota. Sarath Fonseka and the security establishment that took illegal orders from the top and carried out ruthless mass murders, rapes and other heinous crimes against humanity – innocent Tamils.

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        Thiru,

        May I add to your Euphoria?

        Biggest henious crime against Sri Lankans of all ethnicities was committed by the LTTE die-ass-pora.

        By backing LTTE’s racist, facist monkeys to operate with impunity in Sri Lanka for 30 years.

        It is time to backstab LTTE war criminals in London, Toronto, Oslo, Geneva, Paris etc. Hope you are not one of them.

        Drag them home to Colombo or better yet to Jaffna. They have many henious crimes to answer.

        What’s your take on that matter?

        Cheers!

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          Ben Hurling

          Calm down.

          We all know what LTTE did and did not do during its Pol Pottista regime.

          The Investigation initiated by UNHRC clearly has identified LTTE as the other perpetrator of war crimes, if you had the patience to read the entire report.

          On my part I have always asked for an investigation into all war crimes and crime against humanity perpetrated by all parties to conflict covering the period from 5th April 1971 to date. Such investigation would help us exorcise all demons that have been haunting our people for more than nearly 44 years as I have stated in this forum and elsewhere that I have had the misfortune of meeting of victims or their kith and kin from all communities. I volunteered to meet them therefore I have no regrets meeting them. In fact these meetings have thought me lot about silently suffering people and how they have been let to rot on their own without any support from the state or community.

          If you have issues with VP or LTTE you can deal with them through proper channels, all you have to do is to collect cases and evidence and submit to the investigators.

          As I have mentioned in my various comments, Truth, Justice, confession, pardon, reconciliation, and move on.

          Many, irrespective of their race, region or religion would agree with me.

          Remember the timeline is 5th April 1971.

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            Native,

            I am Ben. I fully endorse your message.

            Cheers!

            PS: Consider the altering the timeline to 4th February, 1948.

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          Bent hurt,

          Did you find those super stars of black july and punish? You should have done that while demanding thsi right? How impotent are you for last 32 years?

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            Black july is a dot when compared with LTTE terrorism…they need not be punished..And last please learn english and construct a sentence properly.

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            Mania Sekaran,

            A full account of unspeakable Black July crimes is a long standing demand of millions in SL. Including myself.

            Cheers!

            PS: Focus on your endless list of unaccounted, inter-ethnic brutality at home in India my friend. We can manage SL. Thanks a lot for your interest though.

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          You closed your eyes when Srilankan military raped Tamils women. You closed your eyes when Srilanka navy butchered Tamil passangers. You closed your eyes when your Tamil neighbor was dragged in the streets and burnt them. Your brain stopped when 40,000 innocent Tamils were massacred. You all Srilankan Sinhalese who supported all these crimes are dirty donkeys and criminals. Your dirty terror continues even after 65 years. First you have to answer all those crimes commited by you bloody thugs and psychopaths.

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        What is Dayan’s game must be the question on the lips of most serious writers and contributors to these pages. There he was, for years, pretending to be an unattached political commentator-analyst – and, whatever, trying to be neutral in the political divide. But he transgressed everywhere in the political landscape – Northern militancy, the UNP aligned to the Premadasa-Sirisena Cooray faction, later identified with Mahinda’s regime. Like Stevie Wonder’s part-time lover he was part-time academic,
        Part-time diplomat and whatever that comes in between. Surely not much consistency there to impress the pretention of a character of integrity.

        But the next one must be the Big One. Here he attempts to make an enemy of Foreign Minister Mangala S in the eyes of the armed forces. We remember Lasantha W was brutally savaged by a group of suspected armed forces men (from the Unit Eka?) when a story was floated the journo was then in the habit of nocturnal visits to the homes of Indian intelligence officials. That must have been enough for those “patriotic warriors” in brand new motorbikes to violently snuff out Lasantha’s skull and report the success of the Mission to their Commanding whoever. BTW, Is DJ in the process also of trying to fill the void created by the absence of Security “Expert” Rohan Guneratne – often referred to as the Darling of the Sri Lankan Army. One notices Guneratne is hardly mentioned nowadays.

        DJ frantically comes to the rescue of the Lankan armed forces and almost insisted they are absolutely free of all charges of wrong-doing. Reminds one of the infamous “Zero casualties” by our Defence bosses, later to be quickly retracted when the ludicrous claim was trashed globally.

        The UN, for its own legitimacy, has a duty to see who in the Sri Lankan caused the many bombing sorties “on their own people” in the North. Enquiring into civilian casualties of more than a hundred thousand certainly calls for serious UN Inquiry.

        DJ refers to the Lankan armed forces fighting insurgents both in the South and the North. But how come the forces did not bomb villages, towns, schools, Hospitals, places of worship in the Sinhala South in trying to flush out insurgents. What was the great enthusiasm in carrying out the carnage from air, land and sea in the Tamil North. The Tamils, it will be argued, have a right to know who was behind these acts of genocide against them.

        Mangala S might take the position if we have nothing to hide – as Sarath Fonseka and other men in uniform frequently claim – why not subject this to an independent enquiry outside the framework of the baduwath hamdurunge naduwath hamdurunge comedy.

        On the other hand, if DJ, influenced by his intellectual twin Rajiva W, is planning an entry into Parliament via the National List of the Rajapakse clique, by jove, he is on course.

        R. Varathan

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          R. Varathan

          Dayan types

          “Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the unelected (and therefore, less than legitimate) Government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,”

          Do you agree with him?

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            Dear Native V,

            Sirisena got more votes than MR than what the official records suggest and vice versa. His Cabinet, with Ranil as PM, is legitimate. Or else the other SLFP-ers – all rogues, I hasten to add – in the House would have created merry hell.

            The truth is the 25% Tamils and Muslims and a larger portion of the Sinhala voters wanted this uncaring, profligate Rajapakse family down in the dumps. MR is trying frantically now to keep his head above water. But the money bags are deserting him. And, that can be pretty tragic in our kind of politics.

            But, in addition to the local voters, he has and continues to
            quarrel with the international community. He still refers to them provocatively. As you know, these days and in there here parts that entails a heavy price. At worse, it is the road to The Hague for the crooked and low IQ Rajapakses. So be it.

            R. Varathan

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            Native,

            DR DJ was silent when MR gerrymandered Tissa Attanayake and made him a Health Minister. My understand is the Tissa is UNP national list MP!

    • 28
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      SL armed forced acted tough when it need to act tough. They have killed people who needs to be killed. Every nation’s military will do that to protect its national and especially security interests.

      SLA waged a war against a terrorist outfit dangerous than ISIS. We faced internal war and cross border terrorism. Canada funded terrorism in SL by allowing 2 million $ a month.

      No nation can tackle these without killing.

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        sach

        “Canada funded terrorism in SL by allowing 2 million $ a month. “

        Did Canadian state subsidize LTTE’s war effort? If true please approach the investigators with evidence.

        Don’t forget Hindia’s contribution to various Tamil groups and both Premadasa and Mahinda.

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      Dear readers,

      Don’t be intimidated by people who seem to be
      experts. Hear their points of view and get their
      judgments. But at the end of the day, you’ve got
      to make a judgment because it’s not their life
      that’s going to be affected so much as your future.
      Robert Dallek, historian

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        By reading the comments from readers it appears that many readers are placing great hopes on the present government: Of course it is better than the previous one.

        The paradox will become clear in April. The present regime is not doing things that they promised to do in 100 days and will make those who voted for it get disillusioned. Why are they not going after the well known political culprits in various crimes and corrupt practices? Does this mean that they themselves (present rulers) are also implicated in the past crimes? On top of that there are pipers like the diabolical Dayan doing his bit to get Mara back.

        Mahinda has still not entered the ring: If and when he does, tables will be turned: Dayan is providing Mara with ideas as to which cards to use. Don’t forget the time tested trump card that I hate to name!

        Time will tell, but I am not in the business of predicting: What happened in Egypt can happen here too. It is only a probability I am talking about it.

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      Dayan J

      Well and truly you are [Edited out] A decent man would say that anyone who has cimitted a crime must face justice. You lack this fundamental decency.

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      It is high time to check that Wimal Buruwanse who always accused any partiies of being conspiracy theory- should be blood related to Dayan Jathilalka. Today DJ is no means that far from Wimal Buruwanse’s mind set.
      One behind the other, he brings all the kind of articles to people make thinking about issues that the average would not even feel in this life.

    • 9
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      DJ s father will wake up soon and learn him a lession. Wait and see.
      This may say everything.

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        The best joke is, people stopped reading this fellow’s crap long ago. They comment just by reading the heading. What this fellow is doing is, simply speaking to the brick wall, nobody cares. Mangala will not bother even to turn and look what this fellow is trying to say.

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      DJ stop playing smart… You do NOT have anything good to say about the present set of ppl in the regime. You sucked up to MR then, now and will in the future.. Like you promised… take 6 months off writing to English journals with you spin . Then come back and try to support the present set for a BETTER SL. NO we DO NOT want MR at the helm again..EVEN if he promises you an Ambassadorial position… Rest in Peace… than rest in pieces atleast for the moment…

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      Sri lankan government should arrest this spindocter for spread false stories.

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      DJ the most devious of all times makes every effort to paint the picture so that the anti CURRENT regime men and women can be pleased. That is what he has been doing by this. How can Mangala’s speech could work on backstabbing to lanken forces.
      There only you guys think about forces, until very recently, you guys were on the view that magician of the nation Raja and his brother were the ones who saved the nation from Terror group: Kann ona welawata kabara thalagoya korana like – ideas comes from the cesspit of the most devious man of all times.
      This is really pathetic.
      Anyone with a brain the size of a needle head would feel, DJ is talking baila but in favour of politicial teenager like Gomanpila – MARAurders like Wimal Buruwanse and so called rural folks that would go on mourning by visiting Meehraka Rajapakshe- the former Prez

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      Aney paw – just within the last few weeks alone, DJ has made thousands of enemies among his former fans who thought the self proclaimed man to have done something for the sake of island nation at least in 2009 people thought felt, had the bugger been not there, UNHRC would have gone against the island nation.

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      GLP worked not self to save the nation – he was not like Kadirgamar from his performance. Kadirgamar and his performance were related to CBK adminsitration. Today, too, Mangala works not according to Meehraaka Rajapakshe but according other senior management. SO nothing can end up creating new problems for the country. That is for sure.
      So why to add this kind of idiotic DJ style thoughts can only cause for scare mongering. THis man is absolutely is not at all patriot but not worth to keep in srilanken psychitric hospital -mulleriyawa today thinking about the danger for the rest of patients.

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    If DJ wants to call Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, a fool why can’t we call DJ a fool by himself. As seen in his frequent communal based articles in the CT he makes himself obviously
    to lead the Fools.

    What is wrong with the interaction by our Foreign Minister with the UN agencies and get their cooperation, know how, etc.

    DJ also states that the appointment of Foreign Minister is less legitimate because he is unelected. Does DJ know the Foreign Minister and the entire government was appointed by the newly elected President in accordance with the powers vested on him under the constitution of SriLanka.

    Just because DJ is jobless he cannot mutter anything which he can do if he finds a place in ……at Angoda.

    He woukd have been happy if MR was reelected which miserably failed and these shock must have
    afftected his brains from which is suffering now.

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      you are bigger fool than mangala

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      Diabolical Dayan has no scruples: He wants the current regime also to lie like what he did in Geneva and fool the whole world all the time to escape from the genocide of Tamils that took place during the latter stages of the war at the instigation from the very top.

      Don’t be a bloody fool: It’s time you shut up and go home like Mara junta.

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    your beloved armed forces been a stabbin and a killin and a burning to death too…http://www.dailymirror.lk/65195/vy-unit-probed…this is what you are a supportin right? You do not want an armed force that abides by the law.You want an armed force that can be used to murder.

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      Readers please note,

      Dj is really campaigning for the forthcoming parliamentary election thought these articles:

      This one is aimed at getting the armed forces, their families, relatives and friends to vote back to power the murderous Mara junta!

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      when dealing with fierce terrorists, you have to act fiercely. One cant molly coddle terrorists and defeat them at the same time

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        sach

        “One cant molly coddle terrorists and defeat them at the same time”

        Of course you are right, exception to the general rule:

        When president Premadasa armed and financed LTTE.

        When presidential candidate MR took VP into his confidence and paid him a hefty some for his service to humanity and democracy.

        When Dayan slept with EPRLF

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          DO you have any evidence to say MR paid money to LTTE? If so please produce an article in CT or somewhere with evidence without gossiping like an old lady.

          Dayan may have been with EPRLF, that doesnt matter….

          And yes Premadasa gave money and weaponry to LTTE, that was fight TNA, the indian proxy…Premadasa acted in the interests of the country at that time…

          And dont write stupid things just to waste comment section.

  • 12
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    So Mangala S is “Jihadi John” while military under a serial killer ran white vans all over the country, Sri Lanka navy is investigated for kidnap, disappearances and ransom not a word about that. Is this guy gone nuts in his old age.

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    ” Hidden in it is a deadly ambush laid for the Sri Lankan armed forces. The Foreign Minister has not only welcomed the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth and Justice, he promises to welcome the UN Working Group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances. This latter is a dangerous and dastardly move.”

    Why worry if Sri Lanka fought a just war with zero civilian casualties.

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    This guy has nothing nice to say at all and manages his negative line on the new government time after time.

    Does this approach make him a responsible, respectable, sincere, accurate, truthful and fair political commentator?

    Likely he is hell bent on destroying his last vestiges of respectability as a political scientist.

    It is such a shame that some TV channels which should know better, still give him air-time, thus damaging their own credibility.

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    Deja vu….the betrayal of 1815?

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    Calling Mr. Mangala Samaraweera as Jihadi John is an offence in my opinion. Is Mangala Samaraweera really an excutioneer?

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      Mahinda Jarapaksa was an executioner… but had people do it for him…. Mangala tho is trying to save MR from being taken to the Hague… IF MS, RW and Mangala wants to send MR to the Gallows they could tell the UNHCR to come over now that Mahinda is NOT in power and give them MR’s head on a golden platter… BUT they are still wanting an internal investigation..

      SO DJ and MR MUST fall at the feet of MS,RW and Mangal for a blessing in disguise… as for me YES Mahinda was the right person at the right time NOT that he was a foot on teh groun in Jaffna….. it was SF who planned out the suppression of terrorism in SL NOT GOTA..NO CHANCE, tho he claims it was a war won by him and has the nerve to author a book titled” GOATa’s war” I suggest that this book is taken off the shelves in the market…….. Reminds me of “Milli Vanelli” who was accused of lypsinging( spell check :P) songs of others.. Likewise, Gota is claiming to have won a war that he fled from and sought refuge in USA.. what a COWARD…

      Birds of a feather flock together… Gota, MR, DJ, Wimal Weere, Sajin Johnston, Rohita Abey, Keheliya, Vermin et all…

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    Dayan…my advise to you is retreat your self in to the jungles and perhaps sit a under bow tree and meditae until your thinking is clear

    you need to get rid of your frustration and cure yourself from verbal Diarrhea

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    *Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and a Vice President of the UN Human Rights Council.

    ….AND [Edited out] ALL DID HE DO FOR SRI LANKA OR ITS ARMED FORCES (APART FROM [Edited out] MR’S [Edited out])!

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    To shut his mouth offer him a diplomatic post. That’s all.

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      Why would anyone give him anything to shut up ? Dogs bark, caravans move on !

      I don’t think anyone in power gives two hoots about what he has to say. Let the bugger write what he wants. It is the only way for him to remain in the limelight !

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    Srilankan Armed Forces sacrificed over 30 ,000 of their brave young men and officers to liberate the Nation from the most ruthless Terrorist group of the 20 Century.

    These brave soldiers protected children, mums and dads from suicide bombers who visited even schools and places of worship of the great majority.

    A president who calls himself a devout Buddhist , and worships even Bo Trees, allows a poofter to betray these soldiers to the LTTE mates in the West who seek revenge under the guise of Human Rights.

    Wonder whether Vernerable Rathne and Sobitha tied a Prith Nula on the FM before he left to lick the backsides and agree to hand over the soldiers.

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      athal Suamane,While its true that our amred forces made a huge sacrifice to thrash the LTTE yet there were rotten eggs as well inside the armed forces,especially the activities that they were upto in 2007-2009 period using White vans and all that so dont you think its good to punish the miscreants and therefore save the dignity of the Army,Navy,Airforce and Poice rather than the whole lot be tainted?

      but then again you might be scared that the small lot of miscreants if charged might spill some uncomfortable beans neda?

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      “Srilankan Armed Forces sacrificed over 30 ,000 of their brave young men and officers to liberate the Nation from the most ruthless Terrorist group of the 20 Century.”

      Was the 70,000 SINHALESE murdered/butchered by the sacrificial SL armed forces in 1970s a part of that treat too? The “rules of the game” has no problem going after the terrorists, be it LTTE or otherwise. The issue is with their Human Charter in one hand and the Gun in the other murder of civilians. Go after the ruthless terrorists – that is an even ball game but it now appears they did not behave as armed forces are supposed to – they became sadists and murderers and these acts have caught up with them. When they visit foreign countries, they have to be taught to dash through the back door.

      Instead of getting upset with Sirisena and Mangala, you should prepare yourself in protecting MR and GR. Whether you or they like it or not, these murderers will be gassed out and will have to face the music. Get a ticket from your uncle Mahinda. He has plenty of money to throw for you to clap hands for him.

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      What ever you coat BS with it is still BS.

      If you really care for those that sacrificed their life to protect a country as you say you should be in the forefront to bring the war criminals to justice.

      People in SL and the world over cannot see the sacrifice because of the war crimes committed slaughtering women and children and raping even old women.

      What a shame for a country that tells the world that it practices a peaceful way of life according to the teachings of the Buddha.

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      “….Srilankan Armed Forces sacrificed over 30 ,000 of their brave young men and officers to liberate the Nation from the most ruthless Terrorist group of the 20 Century….” Come!Come! Sumane, the Sinhala Patriot obsessed with the Vellalars.

      Some Tamil youth took to arms in desperation from the late 1970s and, I suppose, in the perception of the State it had a right to deal with them firmly. But it should not have taken 30 years and an army and tri-forces that grew up to 300,000+ Like in many theatres of war, the political leadership and heads of the armed forces here, found prolonging the war a lucrative business. Ours was no different. Why don’t you remember the limping Paddy Field-Marshall who was caught with many vaults in several banks going up to several millions. But the sick nature of our judicial and political system was such the man was let out scot-free. He was not the only one and the culprits did not come from a single gender either. The bodies of thousands of Sinhala lads who perished in the North-Eastern front, it is common knowledge, were burnt on the spot so that the South is unaware of the casualty figures. War, my friend, is a dangerous thing and should not be resorted to on flimsy and parochial grounds – whether the enemy is “the other” or not. Do you agree we have all lost in the 30 year old debacle that could have been avoided only if political decisions were taken by wise, experienced, sane heads free of racial prejudices.

      R. Varathan

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    this man is so jealous with whoever who is heading in Geneva.

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    This intellectual [Edited out] will say
    anything as long as there is something
    in it for him. He is worse than his
    father Andaya.

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    Dear Dr. Dayan J. I think you must take a moderate line on our foreign policy, I have listened to your speeches/ your interviews on Youtube, your interviews on Sirasa. You have spoken well against the Former Regime. You have written and reviled the previous foreign policy. What would you have done differently. I know you have an issue with Minister Mangala thats why you did not join the Maithripala Team. Just tone down your writings and give the new government some time to undo what the previous regime has done.
    Regards
    Srinath Fernando

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      This gover is undo even the good things MR did…

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    @Dayan,Its human nature to dream and its only natural that you dream to be the future Foreing Minister of an Imaginary govt of MR

    but its another thing to say Mangala is like jihadi John,now thats what we cal JEALOUSY

    my question is

    i) If the SL armed forces are not guilty as you say why are you scared of a probe? dont you think its better to get your name cleared once and for all?

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    So there were war crimes mr dj :-) thank you.

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    Dayan took a gamble to back Mara Jarapass to become president 3rd time, hoping he will win back some solace through his extensive boot liking.

    But he failed, now he is stuck he has to continue to [Edited out], hoping some advantage will be gained in general election. Whatever it is he must have been rewarded monetarily so now whether he likes it not, disgraceful or not he has to keep writing shit.

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    Aiyo Dayan, what kind of a political scientist are you? You still haven’t got the plot yet? In politics, you don’t wait for your enemy to attack, you always preempt it. I am not going to spill the beans. After all, you are the wizard. Instead of babbling around in the wilderness and groping in the dark, use a little bit of your grey matter. In all fairness, your uncle MR has a far sharper brain than you. Like a crab dogmatically acting for its own demise, you are banging the Rajapakses deeper into the pit. After all, this is the favour you have done to all of us since that boast of yours in the UNHRC. I don’t mind sitting with you for a cup of coffee to learn from you this art of deceptive friendship.

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    I’m not sure who Dayan resembles more: Dick Cheney the Heart of Darkness, or Comical Ali the Iraqi Minister of Disinformation!

    The victory of the people over a despotic regime has really got under his skin. He’s furiously writing as if his life depended on it… hmmm I wonder… once the light shines into the murky darkness of the decision making that led to the slaughter of innocents maybe those who covered up for the regime also become potential guests of the ICC in The Hague.

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      georgethebushpig

      “I’m not sure who Dayan resembles more: Dick Cheney the Heart of Darkness, or Comical Ali the Iraqi Minister of Disinformation!”

      Have you considered Richard Perle, the Prince of Darkness

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    No wonder DJ is acting with a deranged mind and cannot be taken seriously these days.His valiant efforts are increasingly utilized day after day at serving a dream return to power of MR ,his hero and savior.

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    So Dayan J let the cat out of the bag. Now he admits ‘genocide’ did take place but it should not be known outside or to UN. He managed to sponsor a resolution at UN HRC knowing that excesses or ‘genocide’ was committed.

    How could he managed to be elected to be a vice president of UN Human Rights Council?

    He wants to protect the armed forces that is understandable.

    But what about hundreds of innocent Sri Lankan citizens – they may be ethnic minorities or dissidents – who were kidnapped by white vans organised by Gotabaya and EPDP after the war? Are they not humans? Many innocent citizens were shot dead like mad dogs. Don’t they need justice? Why were they hunted down?

    Most Tamils are not interested in witch hunting the armed forces or even Rajapakse brothers. All they want a reasonable solution that enable them to be treated on par with the rest of the Sri Lankans. Rajapaksas tried their dirty tricks of arousing another pogrom even during and just after the election. Mahinda claimed it was because of Tamils that he lost. Mithripala got 6,217,162 votes whereas total Tamil population makes up of only 12%. How on earth Mahinda claimed he lost because of Tamils except that his motive was heinous.

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    Dayan, Nice to see you whinging again – on behalf of the Sinhala Buddhist War Criminals.

    The heat is on.

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    I have a strong feeling that Da-YARN has encouraged his goons to give a “thumbs down” to comments not coming within the scope of his expectation! Is this bugger attempting to buy votes from now onwards?

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    Dayan has crawled to the same league as Mahindapala, how sad.

    Observant readers will note that he is also orchestrating lots of ‘dislikes’ to the comments against him which follow the trash that he writes. Even sadder.

    He seems terribly envious of the space, time and hearing that Mangala gets in (especially) Geneva, cringing in hope that someday he might again be remotely tolerated there. Not a chance of that, poor fellow; he will need to take that on the chin.

    Pity him, for he is now going insane.

    So say We the People.

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    Dayan as usual you are applying double standards. You always write against LTTE and want action taken against not only LTTE, but also against Justice Wigneswaran for the Genocide Resolution, although Wigneswaran is not an LTTE member. If you are so keen in applying the rule of law against the above mentioned, why not apply the rule of law against the soldiers if it is proved that they have violated human rights and broken any laws? Why should there be double standards?

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      Human rights are bound to be violated in war. That is why it is called war. There are different international rules that applies to law and SL has acted within that rule most of the time.

      SL waged a ‘just war’ in its full definition. SL is not a normal country. SL had been a country of a complex nature with an internal conflict, terrorism, and cross border terrorism. Countries in such drastic situations need drastic measures. Every country in such situations act like that. You can see it in India, China, Mid east, Israel, USA…

      National security and national interests are above what is considered HR. Look at how gover defeated JVP terrorism. Difficult periods need difficult actions.

      There is nothing right and wrong in them…bringing the country back to normalcy is the requirement and government will have to do anything for that.

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    “Our political problems cannot be solved by our head. They need to be solved by our hearts.”
    Dr. Dayan, you pickled your heart in Royal Salute.

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    “Our political problems cannot be solved by our head. They need to be solved by our hearts.”
    Dr. Dayan, you pickled your heart in Royal Salute.

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    Can this joker Dayan contest and win in the coming election with these points ?

    This guy is a first class racisit from head to toe…

    Even [Edited out] a disgrace for his father who refused to called LTTE as terrorists…

    NEXT STOP ICC AT THE HAGUE IN THE NETHERLANDS Dayan can go with bucket to clean the toilets of the muderers….

    Very soon China and the West will divide SL as they wish after this Sinhalease can jump into the sea ..

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