23 October, 2019

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MAP Calls For Independent Evidence-Gathering Mechanism For Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP) called for the UN Human Rights Council to set up an independent evidence-gathering mechanism for Sri Lanka with a similar mandate to those on Syria and now Myanmar.

The organization made this request in light of the Sri Lankan government’s continued delaying tactics in setting up an accountability mechanism for the country.

“Looking ahead to the HRC’s 40th Session in March 2019—when the question of Sri Lanka’s compliance is back on the agenda—a fresh approach is needed. And, fortuitously perhaps, recent events at the Council provide a potential solution. On 27 September, with respect to the situation in Myanmar, the HRC ‘overwhelmingly supported a resolution to set up an “independent mechanism” that will collect and analyze evidence of the “most serious international crimes” and prepare dossiers that will make it easier for prosecutors to bring cases to trial in national, regional or international courts’,” the organization said.

It also added, “As noted by the International Commission of Jurists, the rationale behind such a mechanism is clear: ‘The passage of time increases the chances that critical evidence will deteriorate or be lost entirely, reducing the possibility of effective prosecution. An IIIM mechanism would ensure that evidence is collected, preserved and analyzed to a standard and methodology facilitating its use in national, regional or international courts.’”

We publish below the statement issued by MAP in full:

Sri Lanka and the 39th Human Rights Council Session: Playing Domestic Politics on the International Stage

1 October 2018

In early-September 2018, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa proclaimed that his government’s fight against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) should not be considered an ‘ethnic war’, as ‘military action was not directed against the Tamil community’.[1]  While the veracity of such a claim remains open to heated debate, its delivery at this point in time is not surprising. Mr Rajapaksa appears poised to stage a political comeback, and anti-Tamil assertions are catnip to his Sinhalese supporters—especially members of the military.[2]  At the same time, a central element of his platform involves depicting current Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as a stooge to foreign influence for having endorsed UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Resolution 30/1—a move Mr Rajapasksa and his supporters consider a blow to the country’s sovereignty and an incursion on ‘processes that are exclusively the domain of Sri Lanka’s Parliament’.[3]  In a further slap to victims, Mr Rajapaksa also characterized the well-founded allegations of human rights abuses by the ‘victorious Sri Lankan military’ as ‘false’.[4]

Fearing for his political life, President Sirisena moved to distance himself from the transitional justice program he had signed-up to:

Two days before the [HRC] sessions in Geneva, Sri Lanka’s president announced plans to move away from implementing [Resolution 30/1] with the aim of saving the security forces accused of war crimes and mass scale human rights violations.  […]  ‘I am going to introduce a new resolution at the UN […] mainly to get rid of resolutions and human rights allegations against the security forces […] and on the program we should implement with regard to LTTE terrorists.’[5]

Unsurprisingly, this statement was made before a group of Sinhalese activists.[6]

Days later, in her inaugural speech to the HRC, the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, ‘expressed her concern on Sri Lanka’s lack of progress in addressing war crimes’.[7]  Echoing her predecessor, she called for ‘[m]ore progress in advancing accountability and truth-seeking’ and denounced ‘[r]ecurrent incidents of racist and inter-communal violence’.[8]  Ms Bachelet said Sri Lanka had ‘moved too slowly towards meaningful implementation of the transitional justice agenda’.[9]  Members of the Sri Lanka Core Group also lamented the lack of progress on important areas, emphasizing (among other things) that despite firm commitments by the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL), ‘national accountability mechanisms […] have yet to be established’.[10]  Human Rights Watch later catalogued precisely how the GSL has ‘fallen far short’ on its transitional justice efforts[11]—points consistently raised by the Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP) over the last three years.

On 15 September, amid the HRC session, it was again announced that President Sirisena would ask the UN to refrain from pursuing accountability for war crimes committed by Sri Lankan troops and that he would ‘instead call on the [HRC] to “remove these charges”.’[12]  Ignoring the existence of Resolution 30/1, its two-year extension, and the last several decades of history, he disingenuously claimed that ‘[w]e can amicably resolve this issue’ and—even more brazenly—that ‘he expected “concessions” from the [HRC]’.[13]  The move appears to have played well at home.[14]

And yet, despite his previous political bluster, President Sirisena’s delivery from the international stage was decidedly muted—presumably, to suit his audience.  In his 19 September address to the 73rd UN General Assembly, the president was oblique with respect to his view on the GSL’s commitments under Resolution 30/1:

[W]e seek the respectful support of all, as we take steps in a progressive manner, to address allegations and implement resolutions, while protecting the independence and sovereignty of my country. Some expect quick action and short-sighted, short-term solutions. As a country which has suffered an almost 30-year-long conflict, I urge the respectful support of all, in ensuring the success of the journey we have embarked upon to unite the people who were torn by division in my country, to build feelings of unity and compassion, to dispel fear, suspicion, anger and hatred and take forward the beloved people of my country and strengthen and rebuild my beloved motherland as a strong and prosperous democracy. Our path forward must be stable and progressive and not one of haste that may be destabilizing, considering the complex and sensitive nature of issues that we face.[15]

Although the terms were vague, the message—to both his domestic and international constituencies—was clear:  The contours of Sri Lanka’s ‘path forward’ will not be charted by the UN.[16]  While the HRC should be supportive of any country making genuine efforts to reconcile conflict-affected communities, the evidence has suggested for some time that domestic politics in Sri Lanka will trump international commitments to human rights.  Those holding out for the implementation of a credible criminal-justice mechanism under the terms of Resolution 30/1 can expect a very long ‘journey’ indeed.

Looking ahead to the HRC’s 40th Session in March 2019—when the question of Sri Lanka’s compliance is back on the agenda—a fresh approach is needed.  And, fortuitously perhaps, recent events at the Council provide a potential solution. On 27 September, with respect to the situation in Myanmar, the HRC ‘overwhelmingly supported a resolution to set up an “independent mechanism” that will collect and analyze evidence of the “most serious international crimes” and prepare dossiers that will make it easier for prosecutors to bring cases to trial in national, regional or international courts’.[17] As noted by the International Commission of Jurists, the rationale behind such a mechanism is clear:  ‘The passage of time increases the chances that critical evidence will deteriorate or be lost entirely, reducing the possibility of effective prosecution.  An IIIM mechanism would ensure that evidence is collected, preserved and analyzed to a standard and methodology facilitating its use in national, regional or international courts.’[18]

Given the GSL’s continued bad faith under President Sirisena’s leadership, the distinct possibility of Mr Rajapaska’s resurgence, and the absolute certainty of the passage of time, the HRC should set up an independent evidence-gathering mechanism for Sri Lanka with a similar mandate to those on Syria and now Myanmar.

The MAP will issue a detailed report on this and other issues in advance of the HRC’s 40th Session.  In the meantime, the MAP will attempt to engage with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights with a view toward salvaging Resolution 30/1 as well as exploring alternative solutions for the victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war.

*The MAP provides independent monitoring, advice, and recommendations, focusing on the effectiveness of accountability measures from a victims’ perspective.  The views and recommendations of the Panel will enable victims and other stakeholders to participate more effectively in the process and thus enhance the legitimacy of the measures.


[1]    ‘Fight With LTTE Not ‘Ethnic War’, Didn’t Target Tamils: Rajapaksa’, The Quint, 12 September 2018.

[2]    ‘War Targeted LTTE, Not Tamils: Rajapaksa’, The Hindu, 13 September 2018 (Rajapaksa ‘is keen on a political comeback after being ousted by current President Maithripala Sirisena in 2015’.)

[3]    ‘Fight With LTTE Not ‘Ethnic War’, Didn’t Target Tamils: Rajapaksa’, The Quint, 12 September 2018.

[4]    ‘War Targeted LTTE, Not Tamils: Rajapaksa’, The Hindu, 13 September 2018; see also ‘Sri Lanka President Rejects Foreign Pressure Over War Crimes’, Economynext, 26 September 2018 (‘Former president Mahinda Rajapakse crushed the Tamil Tigers in a no-holds-barred military campaign that ended in May 2009. He also insisted that forces under his command did not kill a single civilian and refused to accept any investigation.’)

[5]    Athula Vithanage, ‘Rights Chief Calls to Keep Up With Pledges While Sri Lanka Plans to Snub UN’, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka, 12 September 2018.

[6]    Ibid.

[7]    Ibid.

[8]    Ibid.

[9]    ‘UN Human Rights Chief Says Sri Lanka Has “Moved Too Slowly”’, Tamil Guardian, 11 September 2018.

[10]   Sri Lanka Core Group, ‘Human Rights Council 39: Sri Lanka Core Group Statement’, UK Government (Gov.UK), 11 September 2018 (This UK statement was delivered at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council during the Sri Lanka Core Group Statement.)

[11]   ‘Sri Lanka Transitional Justice Efforts Fall Far Short – HRW Director’, Tamil Guardian, 20 September 2018.

[12]   ‘Sri Lankan President Will Ask UN to Drop War Crimes Charges’, Tamil Guardian, 17 September 2018.

[13]   Ibid; see also ‘Sri Lanka President Rejects Foreign Pressure Over War Crimes’, Economynext, 26 September 2018 (‘Before leaving for New York, Sirisena had promised to unveil a raft of proposals and also make written submissions to the [HRC] in Geneva for its consideration at the next sessions in March 2019. “I will also make a written request to the [HRC] to settle the allegations against our troops”, Sirisena said on September 15 in Colombo. “I want to tell them to remove these charges. We can amicably resolve this issue”.’)

[14]   See Nuwan Senarathna, ‘Rear Admiral Weerasekara to File Petition Against SL Resolution in UN’, FT Online, 18 September 2018 (On 17 September, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara announced that he would ‘file a petition to the [HRC] against the [GSL] for co-sponsoring resolution 30/1’, accusing the government of ‘betray[ing] its people to fulfill the needs of […] foreign nations’. Such petition would be filed ‘on behalf of the entire nation and the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their freedom’. Notably, he ‘welcomed the decision of President Maithripala Sirisena to speak at United Nation on behalf of the armed forces and recognize their value’.)

[15]   Address by Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, General Debate of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 19 September 2017, United Nations, New York (emphasis added).

[16]   See ‘Sri Lanka President Rejects Foreign Pressure Over War Crimes’, Economynext, 26 September 2018 (President Sirisena ‘made no reference to the UN [HRC] resolution seeking a credible investigation into allegations that Sri Lankan troops killed thousands of Tamil civilians in the final months of the war’. Despite previous assertions regarding a reprieve, ‘there was no fresh proposal’, but only a strident ‘assertion of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty’.)

[17]   Nick Cumming-Bruce, ‘Human Rights Council Ratchets Up Pressure on Myanmar’, New York Times, 27 September 2018.

[18]   ‘Myanmar: Why an IIIM and Security Council Referral Are Needed Despite the ICC Ruling Relating to Bangladesh’, International Commission of Jurists, 13 September 2018.

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    Doesn’t this man whom we much admired four years ago, realise that has almost become hateful to us all? Has he no shame? He not only promised to be the servant of all, but also see what he clearly told us about never contesting the Presidency again. We were made to understand that he would abolish the Executive Presidency, and that he would investigate the excesses at the end of the War.
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    Please see what he said on the 9th of January 2015, when being sworn in after elections the previous day.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR5pMPbxtcI

    The video is about 35 minutes; see what My3 says at 4 minutes 18 seconds in to it.
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    As a Sinhalese it would be nice for me to believe that what came to a close in May 2009 was a “humanitarian exercise”. Well, that has to be established after investigation. You can’t just assert it. My3 actually used that description at the United Nations last week. That was disgusting. He was elected to be the President of all Sri Lankans – now he’s every bit as bad as Gotabaya R.

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      Sinhala man
      You admiŕed him four years ago? If so you would have voted for Rajapaksa trusting the truthfulness of the man. Watch this and let us have your comment:
      https://youtu.be/8-4aDbeSgzA

      Soma

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        Soma
        Don’t try to justify the brutal things that happened from 2009 to 2015 under most greedy, nasty Mahinda. We all believed for 10 years that Mahinda will bring peace and democracy as he promised through out from 2005 to 2015. Do you want to trust his again. Never Ever. Sinhala_Man believed yes President Sirisena’s commitments at the start of 2015 and he failed to his words. Overall Sinhalese leaders understand very well they can rob this nation using the support of Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalists.

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          Ajith
          Between 2010-2015 no abduction, physical harassment or murder of journalists occur as against 4 such incidents; i.e. Lasantha, Keith Noyahr, Upali, Ekneligoda (there is no evidence that his disappearance has anything to do with the govt) during 2005 – 2010 of which investigations are STILL GOING ON.
          Mahinda never did any “brutal things”in order to stay in power, as you say.
          He faced his opponent head on by holding a free and fair election in 2015 and conceded defeat by giving up Presidency even before the final result was announced.
          It was Sirisena’s greediness for power that made him double-cross his own Party and its Chairman and Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa. We have heard many betrayals in the world but this is the “greatest of all time.”
          People never placed their trust in any other President other than Mahinda. He never betrayed that trust.

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            Champa the liar,
            “Mahinda never did any “brutal things”in order to stay in power, as you say.”
            1.Welikada massacre
            2. Rathupaswela
            3. Burning of Sirasa
            4. Burning Sunday Leader
            These are just 4 things he did in the SOUTH. Mahinda Rajapaksa was the most brutal leader in SL history, period. Except of course for that terrorist God of yours, Wijeweera.

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              Raman the liar
              Mahinda was NOT responsible for any of those and they have “nothing to do with staying in power.”
              Maintaining law and order was one of the ROUTINE JOBS of the former IGP (who reported to Defence Secretary until end of August, 2013 and then he reported to the newly established Ministry of Law and Order. No similar incidents were being reported after that as far as I know.)
              3rd and 4th cases I don’t know. They are open for investigations. Nobody blocked.
              The slave government has reopened 1st and 2nd cases purely because of their blood thirst on Army and Police Officers. Fresh investigations on those two cases are still going on.
              Clearly former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has nothing to do with any of the cases. During his tenure of office as the President, the IGP was more independent than now and nobody has ever seen him with politicians. At the time the President or the PM Minister never declare opened “new police stations” as they had more serious work to do.

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                Champa the exposed liar,
                Really, I don’t know how you can fabricate so many lies. Do you really think CT readers are mutts?
                “At the time the President or the PM Minister never declare opened “new police stations” as they had more serious work to do.”

                “New police building for Biyagama PDF Print
                A new police building (worth of 93 million) for Biyagama in Kelaniya Division Under the concept of “Mahinda Chinthanaya” will be declared open by the H.E. the president Mahinda Rajapaksha on 23rd of July 2013 at 10.00 am.”
                https://www.police.lk/index.php/special-events-/723-new-police-building-for-biyagama

                Don’t you have any more serious work than promoting crooks and scoundrels like Weerawansa and Mahinda?

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                  Raman
                  You yourself have given the reason for the former President to be in that special event i.e. it is a part of his own vision “Mahinda Chinthanaya” which is serious work!!!
                  The present PM never had any vision so he goes to every alley, nook and culvert to declare open anything including a mere police station with a grand ceremony which is a colossal waste of public money.

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                    Champa the ignoramus,
                    As I suspected you can’t read English. First you claim Mahinda didn’t open any police stations. Then when the evidence is presented (which of course you can’t read, being a baiya or worse), you change the subject. Is this what you learnt from your “educated” grandmother??
                    Was she Sangiliwansa’s grandma too?

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            Soma,
            Are you saying that the 6.2 million people who voted against Mahinda in 2015 is a betrayal to their motherland? Which one is more important to You? Is it Mahinda or People of Srilanka? He promised to get rid of executive President? Did he do it when he had two third majority in Parliament?
            You almost agree that white van abduction, murders of Journmalists and human rights activists during the period between 2005 and 2010 and the massacre of all those who surrendered with white flag including Pirabhaharan’s wife and 10 year old child are done by Mahinda.

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          …and the sinhala intelligentsia led by Dayan – where is he now? He will have a response from him soon at the command of MY3?

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          Ajith
          Will you please refer to the link I have given and make a comment.

          Soma

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            The same link, that you gave me, Soma?
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            I think that my comment was detailed enough. The way these comments get arranged it’ll get displayed way below this.
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            I’d like your response, please.
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            Ajith and I are “People of Sri Lanka”; you may or may not be a full-time politician, but you are of the “political type”, with whom one cannot enter in to a real conversation. You have one set point of view, which you imagine that you are clever enough to manipulate to discomfort us all. Wrong. It all passes us by as the idle wind, although we may occasionally respond to what you say – for the sake of other readers.
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            Please identify yourself. I have done so, unambiguously. Readers have been given my real name, my photograph (by lining you to some articles that I have written – so you’ve been able to see what some people who hate me in real life say about me.
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            I want to know who you are.
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        somass

        The last tsunami to hit Sri Lanka in 2004 started from Indonesia (10 Metre high waves and 800 KM per hour speed) killed 38,000 in shortest possible time.

        Tsunami Scientists believe an Atlantic tsunami is imminent within the next few years. The 850 metre high waves could hit Americas, Europe Africa, … and Asia. Do you think your hall of horas, 300,000 war criminals, tens of thousands of lazy functionaries, racists, bigots, saffron clad thugs, ………………. could withstand 2800 foot waves? Even the waves could hit Kandy, Adam Peak … submerging those area under water.

        Do you think Dr Mahinda, Dr Go, single handed Sirisena, all those single handed military commanders, Sangha’s, … patriots, …and you, …. could save this island from Atlantic tsunami?

        Think about it.

        The constantly mutating Sinhala/Buddhist fascists should seriously think about it in order to design a survival plan.

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          NV
          You mean only the terrorists will survive? I can picture you swimming holding a Ealam placard above water with a photo of Thalaivar.

          Soma

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            somass

            Day by day you are turning into a complete moron.
            Eelam is the name of this entire island.
            Your part of the island (10 square miles) will be christened as Sinhala/Buddhist fascist state of Hindia.

            “You mean only the terrorists will survive? “

            Lets find out from Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, Achchige Patali Champika Ranawaka, Weerasangilige Karuppan Wimal Weerawansa, Dr Mahinda who was part of the JVP fan club in the late 80s and who financed LTTE, …….

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        Thank you, Soma,
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        I listened to the entire 2010 Election speech by My3, which has been put on Youtube in December 2014, with comments disabled, during the campaign for the presidency which culminated on the 8th Jan. 2015.
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        I have always admired My3s command of the Sinhala language; his usually quiet and reflective speeches, flow beautifully. All that is on display here, but the content disgusts. When Rajapaksa was in power, woe betide anybody who didn’t regard him as “MahaRajano”. I never did, but then I’ve always been an obscure village schoolmaster, who was never regarded as “important”, so I was safe.
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        I don’t agree with you at all, Soma, but see what Raman says about my naivety. I agree. I was denied promotions, but they used to get me to do work which nobody else could do. The day Prabhakaran was killed, May 2009, I felt relieved. Minutes after the news came I had to teach a group of teachers at the National Institute of Education, Maharagama. The Sinhalese all wanted to cancel the lesson, and watch on the T.V. in the room. Some said that their husbands were soldiers (I don’t know much about the ranks that they had – don’t like these military types, and didn’t like the LTTE).
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        I refused. Pointed out that we had turned up from all parts of the country for professional work; also many Tamil participants, who would be hurt by the racist commentary. Some Sinhalese complained against me (what for?); it’s only now that I’m again tolerated at NIE.
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        That is the transparent truth. You know my real name etc. Can you identify yourself, please?

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      Mr. Sinhala Man,
      You are rather naive! You are a teacher of English but you don’t know that English words have different meanings in different countries. In UK, a “humanitarian operation” is something like a free cataract operation. In Paradise, it means “massacre”. Also, in UK,” colonic irrigation” is a medical procedure whereas in SL it usually happens in temples, and the recipients are small boys.

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        somass

        You are rest assured the Southern Sinhala/Buddhist fascist mutants will have their own 10 square mile mutant homeland.

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        Dear Raman,
        Thanks for the good-humoured, insightful and constructive criticism.
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        Yes, I’ve been a most ineffective teacher of English. I’m now old. Never been to England to have a better understanding of this strange language that we all use, rather clumsily.
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        Much of these racial hatreds arise from envy. I don’t envy your being in the U.K. Despite your being there, you are still able to relate to what is happening in the country that you left behind. You are the sort of guy who must return to us. One reason, you are not naive.

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        Not all of that prevents me from sending you my good wishes.

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          Thank you, Mr.Sinhala Man.

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      Sinhala Bro

      Sarath Weerasekera and Nalaka Godahewa are shamelessly supporting and whitewashing terrible crimes against humanity!

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        Sandra Aponso
        Really? I think you are mistaken.
        As far as I know, they don’t support or whitewash LTTE’s terrible crimes against humanity!

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      Dear Sinhala_Man, You have rightly pointed out the cause of all ills that is facing this country of ours. Its the DECEPTION of Maithripala Sirisena which driving this country to the gutters. You’ve been asking about a thing called SHAME (if MY3 is having???) and this is something they remove when they enter into mainstream politics. I think many people do not understand the GAME of the SRI LANKAN Politics which is being played for theist 07 decades. The GOVIGAMA MAFIA ELITE Politicians-Tricksters know very well on how to MIND-CONTROL the masses. I think, many of the killings would have been AUTHORISED by Maithree himself. That’s why he is trying to take care of the accused Military Men complicit in the crime because, MY3 was their chief commander. This is the sorry outcome that arises WHEN a GOVT., is in cahoot with the ISRAELI/Zionist alliance. The WAR against the TAMILS and the MUSLIMS is a covert plan drafted by the ZIONIST countries that needs the Asia region be cleared from human beings. Contracts are normally given to a selected group of criminal political systems to annihilate (the De-population Agenda) the other on Racial, religious and caste grounds. Its an Evil Zionist Game plan of the West. Maithree, Rajapakses, Ranils and the entire GOVIGAMA Mafia establishment is the agents of the Zionist order.

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      The only lucky Bastards who DID NOT get the punishments for GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS similar to the NAZI members are the Sinhala Racist politicians and their henchmen. For the last 07 decades, the killings and setting one group of people to fight against the other is still prevalent. Its always coordinated through the government’s back-door channels, by lending the SINHALA TERROR outfits with money and state protection giving them a freehand to do their VIOLENT work. The UN, The HAGUE, The Geneva Conventions etc., cannot even think of catching this evil lot for their heinous crimes committed. There is SOMETHING really WRONG with the WORLD SYSTEM—-Why are they being given UNIVERSAL IMPUNITY??????

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        Radical Ideas
        This is a comment of a man who knows nothing about Sri Lanka and its LEGITIMATE fight for 39 years against various Tamil terrorist groups, numbering 59, I repeat, 59 operated in the North and 2 operated from UK, including the most dominant Tamil terror outfit, LTTE !
        Of course, there is SOMETHING really WRONG with the WORLD SYSTEM – Why did the world give Prabhakran and the LTTE terrorists IMPUNITY for 33 years, since 1976, until former President Mahinda Rajapaksa eliminated them in 2009 in order to save the lives of 21 million innocent citizens?
        And the world, including the UN, UNHRC, INGOs, HR Groups, US, UK and some other countries are still trying to justify LTTE’s crimes against humanity by UNJUSTLY accusing Sri Lanka’s Army for exercising their LEGITIMATE RIGHT to safeguard country’s sovereignty, security and the lives of innocent civilians FROM TERRORISTS!!!!!!
        The world’s UNDUE CONCERN for LTTE terrorists for 33 years and still, even after their elimination from Sri Lanka, is amazing!!! This could be for 2 reasons: 1. Tamil diaspora votes. 2. LTTE’s enormous amount of black money in various countries.
        I agree Machang Radical Ideas, something is terribly wrong with the WORLD SYSTEM!!!!

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          Champa the barefaced liar,

          “Why did the world give Prabhakran and the LTTE terrorists IMPUNITY for 33 years, since 1976,”. If the LTTE was so bad, would you explain why Premadasa gave them container loads of weapons? If the LTTE was so bad, why did Mahinda Rajapaksa give them money so he could win the election?
          You may be stupid, but don’t take the readers on CT to be the same.

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            Raman the barefaced liar
            I know nothing about Premadasa or Mahinda’ giving loads of weapons or money to LTTE (you can enlighten me with evidence with the name of the giver, receiver and the mode) but India, Norway, US and some other European countries supplied weapons and communication equipment to LTTE non-stop, in addition to allowing them to use their countries to raise money for LTTE and engage in human and drug smuggling without any problem for 33 years!!!

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              Come, come, Champa,
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              You can really be more honest than that about the “realpolitik” that operates at this level.
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              I’m pretty convinced that Prmadasa gave arms to the LTTE to fight the IPKF. He hated India so much that I was forced to change my speech habits: Bombay Onions had to become “big onions” and the adjective “Mysore” had to be dropped from dhal. Had I remained stubborn, I may have been lynched.
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              You may not have referred to all Tamils as Tigers, but many did.
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              Just look at the Electoral Turn out Map for 2005. How do you account for all the Tamils keeping away from the polls? Don’t tell me that they all foresaw that ten years later Ranil would be involved in a Bond Scam with Arjuna Mahendran. I find both stories credible.
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              I can’t be researching all that now; I’m not too well. Recovered from a cold, but now (ouch!) got an attack of gout. Only men get it – and the common consensus seems to be that you are a woman. I know how to treat myself for that. will be gone in a couple of hours. I don’t demand to know; why? Because I know that the concerns raised by you are those that obsess many of my fellow Sinhalese.
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              As you have yourself said somewhere, there’s something very wrong with the World Order. We haven’t even diagnosed what it is. My gout was unerringly diagnosed by a vegetarian Burgher Buddhist, Rienze Auwardt. The treatment prescribed by him works. What is your prescription? More violence?

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                Sinhala-Man
                Oh….President Premadasa gave weapons to Tigers to FIGHT WITH IPKF????? Oh, that may be true, I don’t know.
                One of President Premadasa’s election pledges was to send IPKF back.
                As far as I know, LTTE stressed the point that IPKF should be sent back. However, the providing arms part I don’t know. Anyways Prabhakaran repaid Premadasa’s kindness by sending a suicide bomber, didn’t he?
                I know LTTE prevented Tamils from voting in 2005. But I’m sure they didn’t do it in favour of Mahinda or due to any deal with him. They only wanted to defeat Ranil. The margin was small as Chandrika overtly supported Ranil and as a result a considerable fraction of SLFPers voted him.
                There is no reason at all for Mahinda to woo LTTE in 2005. He was already popular among the rural folks. He placed his trust in Sinhalese. In fact, he pledged to finish LTTE and Sinhalese showed that they trust him by electing him to the highest office.
                In 2010, Sarath Fonseka received almost double the number of Tamil votes than Mahinda, but he couldn’t win. So there is no basis in that notion that he got LTTE boycott Tamils from voting in 2005 in his favour.
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                In 2015, Maithri won purely because SLFP voters were divided between the two. Mahinda lost about 1 million SLFP votes to Maithri, I guess, partly due to his own people’s betrayal and also due to “Swan’s” massive character assassination campaign and bogus corruption allegations against him. If Ranil contested, Mahinda could have easily won the election.
                Going by the happening in Sri Lanka and the surprise awakening of otherwise gullible voters which is totally foreign to the past election trends, the next President will win the election entirely through apolitical votes.

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                  Thanks, Champa.
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                  You’ve been pretty honest with me. Have you considered why the LTTE wanted to defeat Ranil in 2005? You say that Mahinda was popular with the Sinhalese in 2005, and I think that the Tigers knew that he was the less likely to negotiate.
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                  The Tamil civilians liked Ranil and negotiations better than Mahinda. That didn’t suit the Tigers. There’d have been fewer volunteers. Contrasting 2005 figures with 2010: you are irrational! Think again on that. 2010, Mahinda was immensely popular with the Sinhalese. Half the Tamil votes even that Fonseka got in 2010, gone to Ranil in 2005 would have made sufficient difference. All just speculation. I cast 3 Preferences in 2010: none to Mahinda or Fonseka. Today, I respect Fonseka.
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                  Much truth in what you say about 2015. I add that the Rajapaksas were rightly seen to be horrible persons.
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                  Read Rajan Hoole. When I met him in 2016 for two days (nights only really – day time I was sightseeing in a bus with others who stayed in the Temple) it was after 47 years – but we had been class-mates for four years. Only he schooled in the South, not his brothers. He is honest, writes carefully. Painful to read, but necessary. That is the road to peace.
                  .
                  Ranil & My3 can’t now get together and win. Why not pit Ramesh Pathirana against Buddhika Pathirana. Youth. Much less corrupt.

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              Champa the holy liar,
              Pretending not to know is your usual tactic. Here is Tiran Alles himself telling the story:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DQ64bDD3Yk

              Sripathi Sooriarachchi who came out with it died mysteriously, and Alles house was bombed . As to Premadasa and the LTTE, here is Sajith himself on the subject:
              http://colombogazette.com/2013/05/20/sajith-says-father-gave-ltte-weapons/

              Champa, it is clear that you have an agenda to whitewash these crooks, and you will use outright lies to do it. But just remember these things boomerang on YOUR credibility

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                Raman
                Sripathy didn’t die mysteriously. He died of an accident as his car crashed into a tree during a long journey. According to the reports his driver had fallen asleep.
                Alles’s, I don’t know. It could have been LTTE who bombed his house.
                I only watch limited selected videos of my choice. So I don’t know what is in your video but did Prabhakaran, Thamil Chelvam or Anton Balasingham confirm receiving money? How do you know whether Alles actually gave that money to LTTE? Who knows he may have put the money in his pocket and if the “donation” included any weapons, he may have sold them, not necessarily to LTTE, but to some other militant group. It is laughable how easy for you to digest anything said by anybody as truth without any proof.
                About Sajith’s version, Premadasa or Prabhakaran is no more. So there is no way to verify. If Sajith hated his father and wanted to punish him for betraying his motherland, he could have done so when Premadasa was alive. What is the point of telling stories when both are gone?

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                  Champa the denier ,
                  “I only watch limited selected videos of my choice. So I don’t know what is in your video but did Prabhakaran, Thamil Chelvam or Anton Balasingham confirm receiving money? How do you know whether Alles actually gave that money to LTTE? “
                  Just because you only watch some news items doesn’t mean that the rest don’t exist. And please don’t use childish arguments like “confirmation from Balasingham”.
                  “he could have done so when Premadasa was alive. What is the point of telling stories when both are gone?”
                  In that case, why are you telling stories about Prabhakaran when he is gone too? At least learn to be consistent (look it up in the dictionary) .
                  ”I don’t know about it” is not an excuse. Just because you don’t know doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.When you come and post lies on a public platform, remember there are people who know more than you.

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          Champa, Since you are a Sunhalese, the Terror that your guys are unleashing on the innocents is HEROISM to you. That’s the way its believed by the BLIND, MIND CONTROLLED freaks who are being fed with the govt lies propagandized through the MASS MEDIA that the RULING ELITES own and controlled. Its the GOVIGAMA MAFIA which is behind all of these gory acts which is marketed as the SAVING of the SINHALA RACE and the SINHALA BUDDHISM. The entire Sinhala mass have been duped into believing that the Govi Mafia Ruling Elites are truly Sinhala high caste warriors who are OWNS the Ruling power by default. Its a lie created by the British to lure the people into the Secret Jewish blooded lot you call as Govigama Elites. The Brits gave them high posts to these criminals under the Crown as Mudaliyars. Contd… in part2

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            Radical Ideas
            What terror are you talking about?
            I am not fed by any government lies surely.
            Govigama is not a mafia as you say. But Vellalars could be a mafia.
            The majority of Sinhalese are Govigama. British didn’t do any good to Govigama people. Instead they robbed our lands in rural areas in every part of the island. They even robbed my fraternal grandmother’s lands by taking over by force to cut a road widening the footpath used by villagers as a shortcut in the middle of her land. They could have built the road by going around her land. She was an educated woman who had the guts to file a case against the British Government. She had to sell some other lands to pay for lawyer’s fees as the case went on and on for years. But she had refused to budge and ultimately the British government won and they cut the road through her land without even compensating her. This is the story of many Sinhalese landlords who lived on the income generated from their cultivated lands those days. Not in those areas, but in the hill country and suburbs many Govigama Sinhalese who were wealthy lost their lands to the British government and became poor due to loss of income from their lands.
            As I said the majority Sinhalese in Sri Lanka are Govigama people who are/were landlords whose main income is/was generated through agriculture. So when they elect someone as a leader, their first priority will be any person who has sound policies to develop agriculture and agriculture related rural industries. How could anyone find fault with that choice and call it a mafia?

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          To all who hate Chauvinism,
          .
          In my judgement, the smooth talking Soma, who consistently wants to chase all Tamils to ghettos in the North, is somebody’s spokesperson. Probably the Rajapaksas have planted many such. Soma sticks to her remit, which is to sound reasonable and civilised, but the import of what she says is nasty.
          .
          State-sponsored colonisation of the North must stop. In the East (Amaprai, especially) it has “succeeded”, but at what cost? Allowing the State to dictate to everything is the mistake that we have made. It would be good if you welcome other Sinhala settlers, who respect your way of life, to live in the Northeren Province, the Jaffna Peninsula, in particular.
          .
          Champa is different. He/she is a Sinhala nationalist who is her own person. I respect Champa for that reason. And Champa has many times said that the respect is mutual. In other words, Champa is amenable to reason.
          .
          Oh, it may well be another example of my naivety, but I really think that Champa reflects the fears of many Sinhalese. It is good to have her comments.

          .

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            Sinhala_Man

            “In my judgement, the smooth talking Soma, who consistently wants to chase all Tamils to ghettos in the North, is somebody’s spokesperson. “

            Please do not despair, I have an alternative solution to deal with people/bigots/racist such as soma, Eagle Blind Eye, sach, Dayan ….. Wimal Sangili Karuppan, … Champika, …. these mutants who believe themselves being lion mutants will have their own 10 square mile mutant homeland. The rest of the people can live peacefully only when we force these mutants to have their own separate mutant homeland.

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            Sinhala Man
            “The respect is mutual.” You are absolutely correct.
            “Champa reflects the fears of many Sinhalese.”
            I don’t know about fears but we have better proposals than current politicians to make North and South meet on common grounds. There is a good tool we haven’t used so far.
            And actually many more.
            You said that you are an English Teacher and your daughter speaks Tamil. I have something for you both. Stay on this forum until the next Presidential elections, please. I think I can “influence” the next President, whoever he is, who is surely NOT a Rajapaksa, to go for novel ideas. And the former President is a good-hearted leader who listens to people.
            I have identified some others too who should be given some “tasks” who could make a difference for the betterment of our people, Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. No matter whether they are retired or live overseas. If they are willing to make a difference in their community, I believe that they should be given a chance irrespective of their ethnicity or religion.

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      Hey Sinhala_man,
      Now it is clear who is responsible for war crimes. So far we believed Rajapaksha’s are responsible. Everything happens during last 2 weeks of the war. This is a new revelation revealed by card board Mandela. Actually he alone directed the final phrase of the war while Rajapakshas ran a way fearing their lives. Card board Mandela commandeered the war hiding Only he and god knows how the commander of the 3 forces commanding the war war while hiding. The above photo would have taken during last 2 weeks of the war. Therefore only Cardboard Mandela can explain about this. “Ekak Kadatholu Maka gannata gosin mata unu kaariya- Siyak kadatholu hadaa gaththai pulathisipura modaya” He like a child believe others are so ignorant that they believe anything what he says. Such a man we selected as our President. I think he is suffering from some mental disorder.

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      sinhala_man

      as the president of sri lanka he has to bat for sri lanka.It is upto the Un to do its job.

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        Basically true, but a leader doesn’t always have to do that.
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        I’m sure that there were occasions when Obama acknowledged occasions when he made mistakes. And during his period in office, many mistakes in the American history of slavery were apologised for.
        .
        I could look for the Senate hearing speech by young John Kerry when he testified to the terrible things that happened in Vietnam.
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        O.K. Those were other people’s doings. I vividly remember J.R. Jayawardena saying that he he had not acted earlier to prevent racial violence when he was already President owing to lack of wisdom and foresight on his part.
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        Can somebody else who remembers it provide me with the link, if it is on the Internet. I think it was during a 90 minute BBC interview when he was still President; owing to repentance of this sort, he was briefly viewed by the world as a Statesman. We had conveniently forgotten his 1958 “March to Kandy”.
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        No point passing the buck to the United Nations. Representing as they do all shades of opinion in the world, and saddled with 5 vetoes in the Security Council, they can rarely act effectively. We know the truth.

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          Sinhala-Man
          Actually it’s the fault of the UN. Even after 73 years, they couldn’t find a proper definition for “terrorism.”
          For any sovereign country, security, peace and people are the priority not terrorists.
          LTTE weren’t freedom fighters. If they were, why did they kill Tamil leaders?
          Now LTTE is labeled as freedom fighters and martyrs.
          Tell me how could freedom fighters to one ethnicity become terrorists to another ethnicity?
          Freedom fighter are those who fight against enslavement/ oppression. There was no such problem for Tamils.
          If there was any discrimination to Tamils, it was due to their caste system not due to any social injustice by Sinhalese.
          If there was any lack of development in the North/East, it was only as a result of the scourge of terrorism which plagued the country for 39 years.
          The formal development of the country began only after 2009. There was significant development in the South but the former President developed the road system/housing in the North too, in the midst of rehabilitating LTTE cadre and looking after IDPS. The credit should go to our Army.
          People in the North lived a happy life after 2009 until “Yahapalanaya” came into power. They betrayed Northern Tamils and now they (Tamils) are crestfallen.
          But, I am telling you, them, all is not lost.
          We will, he will, I mean Mahinda will look after them again. He won’t give any false promises like the slave government but he will do the needful.
          Give a chance to Mahinda’s Presidential candidate (I don’t know who but I trust his judgement) and see the difference.
          One advice, this time Tamils in the North should make sure to question any Presidential candidate DIRECT and ask pertinent questions that are applicable to dire needs of ordinary Tamils not Tamil politicians.

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            Thanks, Champa.
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            As you well know, I will disagree with almost every one of the statements that you have made.
            .
            Let’s not get involved in acrimonious discussion.
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            However, you weren’t as uncritical an admirer as you now appear to be, were you?
            .
            You have posed too many questions for me to try to answer, but rest assured that I have digested all that you have said.

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    I heard this Article is by Mahinda Rajapakse to move off Tamils from Maithripala sirisena (God KAtaragamaP. Otherwise, what is written is CRAP.

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      As I said earlier you hear a lot of stuff through your auditory hallucinations and you do not recognise it. you are the only person in this forum who always ‘hear’ things. how strange

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      Where is the Public racist Dayan

      Look at the sex maniac in uniform in this picture, groping, fondling, caressing, …. the emotionally and physically broken girl/woman, what an ugly maniac he is? Judging from the past this coward must have believed he had 100 impunity from the state and satisfied his sadistic desires in public.

      soma,

      Is this man your son, grandson, nephew, son in law or your brother in law?

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    what happened to all these guys in the photo.I know that the girl was shot dead,but don’t know about the rest.High time at least we know what happened in 2009,don’t you think,bloody UN.

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      “what happened to all these guys in the photo.”
      I hear one is married to Champa now.

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        meenachchi
        Send your evidence to UN to prove that they are alive so that the UN will drop charges against the Myanmar government.

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      shankar
      You have ask from the Myanmar government.

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    Two high powered Western Diplomats have said they never forced Dr Ranil. Ven Sobitha, and the SLFP Madam to forward a Resolution for the US to sponsor….
    They said they didn’t even pressured Dr Ranil & My3Sira to implement it.
    They only wanted to teach Rajapaksa a lesson and frighten crap out of him because Rajapaksa was arrogant and didn’t listen to them.
    Now they want to help Sira to neutralize the extremists in Lankawe.
    As they have already neutralized the Extremists on their Turf by helping Sira’s Resolution..
    What a strategy….

    Single handed Sira is already bragging that he supervised the killing of Pira and his 40,000 Sand Bags in the last two weeks in Nanthikadal..
    Now Sira can go to the election claiming he saved the Nation and the Armed Forces too, by killing Dr Ranil, Ven Sobitah & SLFP Madam’s US Sponsored UN Resolution.
    Highly marketable stuff specially in the Village.
    But Can Sira neutralize 60 % of the Inhabitant population who are the Sinhala Buddhist Village people living along sise the 5 Million wo and a Half Dollars a Day population which is in the other UN List..

    No wonder all these HR Organizations in Londno now want new Independent Investigations?..
    Wonder what Dr Ranil’s ” come back” is going to be ?…

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    The armed forces committed wholesale murder – after getting rid of all potential outside witnesses – during and after the war – much more than the LTTE was blamed for – and now control the destiny of northern and eastern Tamils by ongoing repression and expect to get away with it.
    Tamils cannot expect anything from this President and government now.

    The armed forces now appear to control political forces too.
    Another “Pakistan” is in the making.
    MAP should quickly set up the evidence gathering mechanism.

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      Justice,
      If you have evidence to prove that 40,000 civilians were killed, come out with those evidences. Provide the names of those who were killed. Ask Tamil Diaspora to provide funds to do this. This number 40,000 was cooked up by Jasmin Hooka.
      In contrary to what you say Army is engaged in capacity building activities among low caste Demalu. Wellala Demalu like you do not like to see this happening because they will no longer be able to control low caste Demalu. Soon low caste Demalu will rise against Wellala Demalu.Sinhalayo are happy to help low caste Demalu to do that. If they get rid of Wellala elites, Demalu and Sinhalayo can live in harmony in Sri Lanka.

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    The photos show soldiers not wearing proper uniforms and thre heads of some victims look like africans. In other words it is not even the rag tag army of LTTE. The girl may be a rape victim. Typical barbarians. It is some captured Child soldiers.

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      JD
      They are most probably Rohingya victims with their somewhat lighter skin as against dark skinned Tamil civilians and cadre whom we have seen fleeing from the LTTE at the last phase of the war.

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        Champa the ignorant,
        You say: ” with their somewhat lighter skin as against dark skinned Tamil civilians and cadre “. There are idiots and idiots , but very few idiots who are ignorant of their own countrymen’s features. So you think Tamils are darker than you “Aryan” Sinhalese? Go look in the mirror.

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          Oyi, moda Raman,
          “The darker the berry
          the sweeter the juice
          The darker the skin
          the deeper the roots!”

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    Dear Sinhala_Man, If you think that you had been taken for a ride, you are not alone. Many unsuspecting good hearted people are.
    .
    When you say that ‘we’ much admired ‘this man’ 4 years ago, I begin to feel that you must have believed in every word that he spoke. In short, you forgot the fact that he was a ‘seasoned’ politician.
    .
    Unlike nowadays, a politician of yesterdays had to rise from the ranks. How did he do that. And, when you get a taste of political power, the natural instinct and urge would have been for more of it. He took the risk. He is President. Now, you ask him to surrender it. There is none of that calibre in the whole island.
    .
    Why chase him out. Another in his shoes will be as bad in keeping promises.
    .
    As regards to your believing that the final assault was a “humanitarian exercise”, just think back. Where were the ‘freed’ women and children put in. Was it not in a ‘concentration camp’.
    .
    I can understand the military rounding up youth and men between the ages of ’16’ and ’50’. The rest? Why were they kept incarcerated! That debunks the “humanitarian exercise” claim!

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      Dear Thappu,
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      Nothing has been properly investigated yet, so nothing proved. Therefore no judicial punishment is possible. I want investigation to start, even now.
      .
      However, that doesn’t prevent me from thinking. Actually, the thinking takes place even if you will yourself not to think. Certain conclusions are arrived at in my mind. It is best to allow nobody access to my subjective thoughts. That is what might be called “Received Wisdom”.
      .
      But see where such wisdom has taken us! It may be better for me to tell you that the feeling that I have is that this was not a “humanitarian operation” (that’s the way these smug media announcers usually translate “manasika meheyuma”, isn’t it?) ; I have come to the conclusion that this was the last bit of a pogrom aimed at the Tamil people. It was inspired by politicians whom we must somehow get rid of, but was carried out by some foolish Sinhalese “laymen”. “Laymen” in the sense that they were not politicians, but some were clergy – Buddhist and Christian (think of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and Bishop Shantha Francis {A Sinhalese educated Tamil who was stealing pension funds, the while}).
      .
      I don’t think that I contributed, but my efforts to counter it were obviously too feeble.

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        Dear Sinhala_Man, Appreciate your response.

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    Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP)? Who are these people “gathering information” 10 years after the end of the war against terrorists? Their “motive” is apparent when they say “with a similar mandate to those on Syria and now Myanmar” and using their photos.
    In actual terms, the eliminating of terrorism in Sri Lanka has no similarity at all to Syria’s or Myanmar’s situation.

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    Conduct an investigation to war crimes and human rights violations from the day the boys killed 13 soldiers. First, investigate LTTE because they started the terrorist campaign and deliberately targeted not only the Armed Forces but unarmed civilians. Second, the IPKF and third, personnel in Sri Lankan Armed Forces. Now the focus is only on Sri Lankan Armed Forces.
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    The charges on war crimes and missing persons is like what we Sinhalayo call ‘Hingannage Thuwalaya’ (Beggar’s wound). Demalu will keep on using this to embarrass the Government and get what they want.
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    According to a TV News report, during the past four years, USA while targeting IS has killed more than 1000 civilians. International community that is concerned about what happened in Sri Lanka is blind to these crimes. Hypocrites!

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      Eagle Eye,
      I don’t know when did you born and which country born. I am sure that you are not born to a true Sinhalese of Srilanka. Are you not shamed of you for cowardly try to cover of the terrorism brought to this country by those of your blood well before LTTE. I am not even telling you about the brutal inhuamne massacre of innocent Tamils who were living in your streets by burning them pouring petrol or drilling eyes of prisoners or butchering those who travelled in the train or Kumuthini boat. I am telling you about your blood brothers who delibrately targetted Sinhalese armed forces and civilians in 1970 followed by massacring of those 10000 Sinhalese youths by Sinhalese armed forces. Did you celebrate with Kiribath when 60000 Sinhalese were massacred and bulldosed undergroung by again by Sinhalese armed force in 1989-90? Did you ask for any investigation when injustice was done to your own blood. You will never ask because you are a wealthy Sinhala who is serving to the brutal Sinhalese leaders who are not bothered whether it is Tamil or Sinhala. What a shameful creatures who enjoy the blood of Sinhalese by Sinhalese blood lovers.

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    ICJ, UNHRC and all such organizations come under the category called IMMO (International Money Making Organizations). Take ICJ for example. They have spent US$ 2 billion in the last couple of years and have been successful in punishing just 2 persons.
    .
    So where does all that money go? In to the pockets of the so called ‘judges’ and other staff, their travelling and even the expenses of the girl friends who provide facilities to them.
    .
    In addition to all this, they also get Santhosam money from banned organizations like the Tamil International something or the other. I cannot remember the names of all these terrorist outfits. But one can identify them by the oily smell of a certain kind that they emanate.
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    .
    And what do these guys do for all that money? Sit in comfortable chairs benches, perhaps worth more than 6.5 lakhs each, and fart away silently. It is a nice arrangement getting paid so much just for farting covertly. I don’t mind sitting and shitting for 10% of that salary.

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    Nobody talks about this – it is the Sinhalese who were killed by Tamils

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      BP’
      Only about 3000 Sinhala civilians were killed according to records. I challenge you to prove otherwise.
      Don’t post cheap lies.

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        Meenachchi

        U’re right

        Tamils killed 3000 innocent Sinhala civilians & Sinhalese killed zero innocent Tamil civilians.

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        Only? You think a Tamil life is more valuable?

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          Paul,
          3 or 4000 civilians in 30 years is nothing compared to 38000 in one day by the tsunami.
          More people than 4000 have died in traffic accidents over 30 years. Learn to read statistics properly. The “war” was not as terrible as you “patriots” make out. But VP made you shit in your pants, didn’t he?

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            Raman
            Tsunami is a natural disaster and road accidents happen due to individual carelessness.
            Terrorists kill innocent civilians for no reason and it is the most horrible violation of human rights. Taking people lives to fulfill separatist ideologies is against humanity.
            Your callous disregard to the massacres of LTTE for 34 years is sickening.
            Terrorist supporters in LTTE diaspora like you want martyr terrorists in order to resurrect LTTE in Sri Lanka.
            Your Sungod betrayed his cadre by trying to flee instead of swallowing the cyanide capsule while his child soldiers laid down there lives and his female suicide bombers blew themselves in the front line to save their leader.
            For a barbarian like you, “war” is not terrible because your thirst to see other people’s blood can never be quenched.
            You LTTE rump paid coolie, you should represent savage Prabhakaran at a war crimes tribunal.

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              Champa the mathematically challenged,
              Don’t you understand English? More Sinhala civilians died in traffic accidents THAN IN THE ENTIRE “WAR”. Traffic deaths were 3000 in 2016 alone! Now if we take a real war, like Vietnam, 2 MILLION civilians died in 20 years Any 5 year old can understand that.
              I know that there is an industry run by racist fake patriots like you to make the Sinhalese victims. But not everyone is as gullible as you. If you can (Iknow you can’t) please do provide against the above.

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                Raman
                Your reply is out of context.
                My comment was in reply to this part in your previous comment:
                “The “war” was not as terrible as you “patriots” make out. But VP made you shit in your pants, didn’t he?”
                You think LTTE has a “right” to kill Sinhalese. I pity people like you. I know some LTTE cadre weren’t rehabilitated mentally.

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                  Champa the paid fake patriot,
                  How much is Lemonpuff wansa paying you to lick his b*m?
                  I know that there is an industry run by racist fake patriots like you to make the Sinhalese victims. But not everyone is as gullible as you.
                  Yes, VP made you shit, but it wasn’t a real war. You are illiterate .

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            Brain dead Raman, where is your VP now? Learn to write English before you start typing nonsense.

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              Paul,
              You may call me names as much as you like. But you must accept that your brain is dead. You have been brainwashed so much that you can only parrot what has been fed into you. I repeat, this 30-year “war” was no real war. The traffic killed more people than the “war” in the same period!
              Do you know that Wijeweera killed more people than Prabhakaran in 1988- 1989 than V.P?
              Learn to think before you write.

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        meenachchi
        Oh yeah, 3000 now. LTTE has no account of the Sinhalese they killed. In addition to Sinhalese who were killed by LTTE bombs, they burnt down entire border villages full of men, women and children. At the time LTTE wanted to annihilate the entire Sinhalese nation. Luckily they were stopped.
        I once gave a long list of the massacres committed by LTTE. May be I will repeat it if I have time.
        Lives are lives, no matter whether they are civilians or Army.
        Only difference is terrorists lost their lives by choice while others lost their lives for terrorism for no reason.
        Terrorists killing a breadwinner of a family or a mother of a family made entire families and children vulnerable.
        The 28,708 Army people who were killed by LTTE and the 40,107 who were disabled due to the war (the number was given by the President) were “Sinhalese” who fought to save “Tamil civilians.”
        If they didn’t, there would have been death of 70,815 “civilians” most probably Sinhalese. These Army men gave their lives to PROTECT CIVILIANS, both Tamils and Sinhalese, from the terrorists!!
        Don’t post cheap lies. These were your words TO YOU!

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          Champa,

          Don’t get excited and increase your BP. The numbers provided by the president is false. Since he is a sinhalese, he increases the number of armed forces killed by the LTTE and decreases the other way around, to gain sympathy. You say that the “Sinhalese” saved “Tamil civilians”. Well, what can you say about the shelling of civilian hospitals and the bombing at the No-Fire-Zone by the army during the last stages of the war? What about the Mullaitivu massacre and dozens of other mass murders including rape by the army? There is STRONG evidence to this and you cannot deny that anyway. Is this how the sinhalese save tamil civilians? Beautiful.

          “These Army men gave their lives to PROTECT CIVILIANS, both Tamils and Sinhalese,”

          Oh really? So why are the army men so greedy for tamils’ lands in the north? Don’t they have a habit of making a living respectfully instead of stealing and looting private properties?

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            BRO
            Show me your evidence. Why are you hiding them?
            The President to his credit gave the correct number of the fallen and disabled Army due to LTTE terrorism. The reason other leaders were not dared to give the exact number at the time, I believe that they may have thought the massive loss of Sinhalese lives will create a stir in the public which might not have sit well with Tamils who live in Sinhalese areas.
            Eureka! I found something interesting.
            After my list of LTTE massacres published on CT forum, “somebody” had taken pains to to publish a “new list of massacres in Sri Lanka” on Wikipedia attributing a number of LTTE massacres to our Army and the Police and unfairly accusing them for certain other incidents.
            I pity those LTTE sympathizers who published the new list, including you, for constant lies.
            For an example, no matter how much LTTE diaspora lied, the world knows the hospital bombing and no-fire bombing were done by LTTE in desperation.
            I am telling you, LTTE diaspora’s lies are no longer valid. The international community and the Diplomatic Corps no longer believe them.
            What other examples do you need, when Prabhakaran was losing the battle, not a single country, not even India, his closest ally, came for his help. Former British Secretary of State and the former French FM visited Sri Lanka only to hoodwink LTTE diaspora.
            Not a single country came for Prabhakaran’s or LTTE’s rescue because they all knew the truth.
            The international community now says that they couldn’t take Mahinda’s “arrogance.”
            But those IDIOTS should know that if Mahinda wasn’t arrogant, he would have never been able to defeat Prabhakaran and wiped out LTTE from Sri Lanka.
            Mahinda was thousand times arrogant and thousand times braver than Prabhakaran.

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              This part from the above comment seems missing: May be I was at 300 word limit.
              We all loved “arrogant President Mahinda Rajapaksa” whom we admired very much those days. Too bad he is not arrogant and defiant anymore! :)

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          Lying Champa,
          “I once gave a long list of the massacres committed by LTTE. May be I will repeat it if I have time.”
          Go ahead and post it if you can, WITH casualties in each attack. I know you cant!!!
          The 28000 Army men were NOT civilians.
          ” there would have been death of 70,815 “civilians” most probably Sinhalese. ” Go ahead and show the documentation. Anybody can lie. At most, about 4000 were killed.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Sri_Lankan_Civil_War

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            meenachchi
            Of course “Army men” were civilians a week/month or a year before their deaths as those who killed were “civilians” who joined the Army during the last phase of war purely to save their motherland from terrorists. They WEREN’T MEANT TO DIE. They were in their prime when they were brutally killed by the barbarian.
            If you go to US and say the same about their Army that their lives AREN’T WORTH as they are Army men, you will be shot dead as one Army man can save thousand civilian lives.
            70,815 came by adding 29,708+41,107 which were the initial numbers of fallen/disabled war heroes I mentioned prior to President’s official declaration of numbers as 28,708 and 40,107 respectively. If not for them a similar number of Sinhalese could have been killed.
            Haha..your link doesn’t have a single government source which is verifiable.
            I am happy to repeat the list.
            Out of 183 LTTE attacks, Sinhalese civilians were killed by;
            Kent farm massacre
            Dollar farm massacre
            Kokilai massacre
            Yal-Devi train massacre
            Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi massacre
            Air Lanka flight massacre
            Havelock Road massacre
            Aluth Oya (Habarana) bus massacre
            Colombo bus station massacre
            Aranthalawa massacre
            Peliyagodalla massacre
            Armour Street bomb massacre
            Sinking of Navy Ship Sagarawardana off-coast Mannar
            Thotalanga massacre
            Kallarawa massacre
            Eastern Province massacre(1995)
            Kolonnawa and Orugodawatte masscare
            Central Bank massacre
            Dehiwela train massacre(1996)
            Mullativu camp massacre
            World Trade Centre massacre
            Dalada Maligawa massacre
            Gonagala massacre
            Lionair flight massacre
            Town Hall massacre
            Ratmalana massacre
            Katunayaka Airport massacre
            Kebithigollawa bus massacre
            Digampathana bus massacre
            Gomarankadawala massacre
            Nugegoda shopping mall massacre
            Okkampitiya bus massacre
            Dambulla bus massacre
            Fort Railway Station massacre
            Weliweriya massacre
            Piliyandala bus massacre
            Dehiwela train massacre(2008)
            Akuressa massacre
            Colombo suicide air raid(2009)
            (300-words-dead)

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              Champa the godey idiot,
              Where are the numbers of casualties??
              You call this evidence. Pathetic!
              You really think CT readers are jackasses like you. GIVE THE FIGURES. And, you braying quadruped, soldiers are NOT civilians . Even if 100,000 of them died they are NOT civilians. Look up the definition of civilaian if you can read.
              “Haha..your link doesn’t have a single government source which is verifiable.”
              Idiot, you havent heard of Rohan Gunaratne, the Govt. propagandist and self-styled terrorism expert who even now appears with Gota? What an ignorant ass! Here is an interview with him on Defence.lk:

              http://www.defence.lk/hm2011/nw.asp?id=20110427_01

              Only a jackass would say that isn’t convincing enough.

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          Meenachchi is right.
          3 or 4000 civilians in 30 years is nothing compared to 38000 in one day by the tsunami.
          More people than 4000 have died in traffic accidents over 30 years. Learn to read statistics properly. The “war” was not as terrible as you “patriots” make out. But VP made you shit in your pants, didn’t he?

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    Sira himelf admitted himslef- it was Sira’s War.

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    With Bada Eliya Gota, arrest Sira too – then Defence Minister for Pulidevan, Nadesan and his wife’s deaths

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    Under International law, widespread or systematic attacks against the civilian population
    are crimes against humanity.

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      Thengai Srinivasan
      Thank you. That phrase is perfectly fit for LTTE and its ruthless leader Prabhakaran.

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      Thengai sirinivasan

      Ah, things you know!

      Needn’t go international, it’s crime in SL law as well.

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    If we have not done anything wrong why fear an investigation.” PUHUL HORA KAREN DANE”

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      Upali
      Any investigation should first be carried out against LTTE and Prabhakaran and his brutal terrorism against a sovereign country, elected governments and innocent civilians.
      If anybody would like to appear on behalf of the LTTE, no problem, we shall commence investigations.

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    Jim Softy the Dimwit

    In the meantime Mangala claimed “Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa should light an oil lamp to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s picture. We stopped him from becoming an international criminal,”.

    Didn’t we know this all along, since January 2015?

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    3 members of BBS were brutally assassinated by the LTTE terrorists. BBS are monks and considered holy. When they take evidence they also have to acknowledge that LTTE conveyed a war on holy people of Sri Lanka

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    Tamils should not push for a repeat of this.

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    Gather information after 10 years!

    To concoct new stories & create more photographs?

    Hatred seems to be unquenchable.

    What a foolish set, we take pity on them.

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    Real Revolutionist

    Gather information after 10 years!

    Duration is not a matter, the Truth has no special time of its own and never forget what has been done

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      rbh

      Try & try; you’ll never fly

      Truth prevail for ever.

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    We had the taste of LTTE humanitarian activities for 30 years. If they were not annihilated we suffer even today. We saw enough of Tamil menace. They fought not a just war. Nobody bought their lies about Historical Homland, Discrimination etc.

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      Latha

      Who was supplying arms and trusted the people with arms

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    I am convinced that Sri Lanka has no honest independent politician. All politicians who are in power, who are in the opposition and all those who want to come are all crooks and untrustworthy scoundrels. What we need today is for the young and educated to take over the political power from these crooks and turn the country around. Even the legal system in SL is totally corrupt, if now we will not be postponing cases at the rate we are doing now.

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    Some one has written about the Kent farm. I remember one Tamil prof who is a frequent writer to CT said, pnr well famous LTTE woman handed over 12,000 childrento LTTE. Even todate none talks about that.

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    Sri lankan War crime investigations of sinhala army and forces. Sri lanka needs RTI commission to gather all the evidence that goes against politicians who do not listen. Sri lanka needs a MAP and independant evidence collecting body. I know LTTE Rump lost lot of money on this. That is nothing to what some other very democratic countries lost and expected. So, if the Ranil-Mangala -CBK and the PAWN MY3 govt doe snot come and Rajpakses come, there should be a mechanism to enact trade sanctions against VVIPS. Rajapakses have their family inheritance in those countries all invested. So, they bann it or lay sanctions onthat. In other words, Rajapakses will do anything to save that. So the country is bankrupt and send what the Treasury got to that country. Thanks to Those women in the middle east and boys in south Korea Sri lanka will be floating. PAththarakarayo may be saying, We do ot have articles to publish that is why these. But, there is more to it.

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    How long has CT been publishing? Has it ever published a picture of a Tamil attack on Sinhala towns or vilages? Expert commentators please let us know.

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    Look at those uniformed she-males, those rabid dogs. Do you call them ‘ranaviruwo’ to strip naked the innocent? Reply me guys. I don’t care whether you are a sinhala or tamil or muslim. I give my comment as a SRI LANKAN, a justice lover.

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      Lankan is aTamil most probabluy LTTE rump. MEdia is very good at creating stories. So-called conversion of the buddhist provinv=ce of Rakhine to rohingya is one such story. I heard some weapons were imported to check the function of a hugh X-RAY machine installed at the customs. Probably that weapons may had handed over to saudi Arabia funded Pakisthani Terrorists who are called Rohingya Liberation army or something It was supposed to be free given during thre Rajapakse times. How ever three installemtns of the IMF loan had been taken to that. Other money had gone to an advertisign company and a LAnd surveying company. ASK RANIL FOR MORE (God Natha)

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      Lankan
      I never knew Myanmar had Ranviruvo!
      I stand by what I said. These are Rohingya Muslims.
      The abominable manner in which these people are handled is actually similar to LTTE’s barbarian attitude towards people who were in border villages in the North, East and North Central those days. They also have gathered innocent villagers like this and then either slashed their heads or shot them dead.
      The massacres and the crimes LTTE committed to Sinhalese women and children WERE NOT REPORTED for fear of arousing the anger of Sinhalese against Tamils.
      What proof do you have to say these are our Army? The uniform shows that they are of totally different from our Army. And the people are not Tamils. This is how LTTE diaspora deceived the world for 33 years and now beyond even after the sungod is gone. LTTE diaspora need to keep the candle burning otherwise how could they live luxury lives without ransom money and also there should be a way to use black money.
      You are not a Sri Lanakan you LTTE rump paid collie.

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        Champa,

        Certain truths are too bitter to handle. Did SL army fought in Myanmar? What are great dream of yours! I can say nothing more. You are just a spineless coward. You speak like as if SL army is 1000% innocent. If you are a man born with ba**s, stand straight and face the truth. You lies will get you nowhere, no matter how hard you shout.
        And i am a Sri Lankan by birth, is it itching you?

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          Lankan
          My condolences for your inability to recognize your own people.
          To validate any photograph, authentication is needed. Not a minion like you but even Channel 4 tried to deceive the world with their “movies” but failed.

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            What rubbish, Channel4 succeeded so well that Sri Lanka lost GSP and had 3 UN resolutions against it. Even India didn’t vote for SL. Is that what you call failure? How dumb can you be, Champa? You have said elsewhere that your grandmother was “educated”. HA HA HA!!!

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              Raman
              Hoooooo, Channel 4 had nothing to do with losing GSP. When the EU refused to give GSP+, Mahinda told them to keep it.
              We survived until 2015 without it.
              When Mahinda was defeated, EU re-granted GSP+ without any issue. That means the reason for suspending GSP+ was “personal.”
              Anyways, without GSP+, Mahinda fed the entire country with full three meals. In addition to that, he built ports, airports, roads, schools, stadiums, theaters, laboratories, factories, what not.
              Look at the country now, even after GSP+ was received. People in the North and the South are starving. In the South, children in rural villages eat manioc and coconut for dinner. I don’t know what the children in North eat as they don’t have manioc there. In the dry zone people have no proper food for months. Some elders eat leaves. Rice and curry have become a luxury for them. Buddhists in far rural areas, give almost nothing as alms giving to priests. 40% of the school children in Colombo suffer from malnutrition. Half the country has become poor. Those who had small and medium businesses during Mahinda’s time are flat broke now. After having GSP+ only thing happened was, the rich became richer, the poor became poorer.
              No wonder people are eagerly awaiting for their heart and soul, Mahinda Rajapaksa to come back to power and make their lives better again!

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                Champa the racist idiot,
                “Buddhists in far rural areas, give almost nothing as alms giving to priests.”
                These parasites have been living off the people for too long. Let them learn how to work and earn money instead of selling snake oil. At least now the baiyas know who took them for a ride.
                “People in the North and the South are starving. In the South, children in rural villages eat manioc and coconut”
                Don’t talk bullshit. You have never been in the North. The only ones who eat manioc are your baiya soldiers occupying Tamil land.

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        Champa,

        The diaspora (Tamil diaspora, not the LTTE) live respectable lives unlike your greedy land-grabbers in northern SL. They stand on their own feet to provide for themselves. They live in luxury because they can afford to do so by themselves. Is that what make you so jealous?

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          Bingo
          Go back to school and learn to read and understand first.
          I DIDN’T say Tamil diaspora. I clearly said LTTE diaspora. I stand by what I said. LTTE diaspora live on ransom money and the money they earned through human smuggling and drug smuggling. They started a large number of businesses using that money, made investments and have deposited them under the names of proxies.

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    An appeal to our predicament handlers:
    We have not had success with this ,”No human rights violations please. We are Lankans”.
    Instead why not try “Here is what we will do”?

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    Latha

    Who was supplying arms and trusted the people with arms

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    The final weeks of the war was described as “The war without witnesses”.
    Did not work out as planned. Is it not time to face this?

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      K. Pillai
      Why not? The rehabilitated LTTE cadre and over 300,000 Tamils whose lives were saved from the clutches of LTTE are THE BEST WITNESSES OF THE WAR!!!!!!!
      Go and find any Tamil out of the above category and see whether a single man or a woman say anything against our Army but praise them for saving their lives and helping them to make themselves absorb to the society again and lead a normal life.

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        Champa seeya,

        No one praised army for grabbing private lands and looting personal property.

        Don’t post your useless daydreams here. This is not a circus for your dumb jokes.

        Thank you.

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          Bingo
          Learn the history first.
          Army never grabbed “private lands.” It was the LTTE who grabbed private lands and kept under them for decades. At the last phase of the war, what Army did was, chasing LTTE from those lands and occupied the same in order to protect them from the LTTE.
          Now everybody has conveniently forgotten it and the Tamil politicians spread lies nationally and internationally putting the blame on our Army purposely.
          If they didn’t defeat LTTE, those lands would have been still occupied by LTTE. When LTTE had those lands nobody wanted them back and nobody complained about looting their personal properties.
          After our Army defeated LTTE, now every coward talks big and portray themselves as saviours of Tamils.
          Our Army had done a great service to the Northern Tamils. Your Tamils politicians haven’t done even a 1% of what they did.

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        Champa ~ “…….over 300,000 Tamils whose lives were saved…..”.
        How come only a handful believe this? Certainly not the international community.
        and where is the addition ‘carrying UN Declaration on Human Rights in one hand’?

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          K. Pillai
          The international community has already seen it.
          So much so now they admit that it was Mahinda’s arrogance that made them go against Sri Lanka and not because they believe that any violation of human rights occur in the last phase of the war against terrorists!!!!
          Look at that!

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            Champa …………… the ……………. profession

            “So much so now they admit that it was Mahinda’s arrogance that made them go against Sri Lanka and not because they believe that any violation of human rights occur in the last phase of the war against terrorists!!!!”

            Did they?
            Are you citing Michael Morris, Baron Naseby, Michael Roberts, H L D Mahindapala, Sarath Weerasekera, Dr Go with no shark, Kamalika Pieris, Shenali Waduge, Dayan the public racist, Shamindra Ferdinando single handed recycling machine, C A Chandraprema who typed Gota’s b***s, Sinhala.net, Gunadasa Amarasekera, Navin Nayaka, Wimal Sangili Karuppan (your pimp), NFF, Ganapathi Pilla, Champika, new broom Channa Masala Jayasumana, Senarath Paranavithana, Single handed Sirisena, ………………………. and every other Tom Dick and Harry?

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              Hindian Vedda – the founder of the ……………….. profession.
              Your description of the “international community” whom I referred to in my comment is pretty boring, man.
              But keep trying. One day you will write something intelligent.

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                Champa

                “But keep trying. One day you will write something intelligent.”

                I see your point.
                Even you are looking for something intelligent. Very good for a change. However you just type some weird stuff without any proof. Then one wonders as to how you substantiate your sweeping typing.

                “Is it really feasible that a chimpanzee with a typewriter and an infinite amount of time will be able to produce the complete works of Shakespeare?” – A reader asked his fellow readers of a news paper.


                Champa
                I believe it is not only feasible but also possible.
                You are going to prove me right.
                The time starts now.

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        CHUMP,
        If the 300,000 Tamils are so grateful, why didn’t they vote for Mahinda the Murderer? Is your head inserted where the sun don’t shine?

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          Raman
          Mahinda received 108,831 from the Northern Province and that is pretty good without any promises compared to Sirisena’s votes received purely through various promises betraying his own country and Sinhalese, such as self-rule to the North by way of a separate Tamil Eelam, separate demarcated lands and a separate sea area by way of a Federal Eelam Constitution, release of all hardcore LTTE cadre, abolition of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, removing Buddhist temples from the North, compensation to LTTE terrorists, imprisonment of Army Intelligence officials, sending war heroes including Mahinda Rajapaksa to galore through a war crimes tribunal, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.
          While the majority promises are already met or on the way of happening, the only two promises Sirisena couldn’t fulfill was a Separate State in the North and the imprisonment of Mahinda Rajapaksa, as Sinhalese are ready to give their lives to protect both.
          Tamils in the North are free to vote Mahinda’s candidate at the next Presidential election if they so desired but Sinhalese will make it bloody sure that Sirisena, Ranil or the likes of them will never receive their votes ever again.

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        Champa,
        Even Mahinda now accepts he murdered over 8000 instead of his earlier figure of zero. It is well known fact that there was 425000 people lived in Vanni during the period of war but only 300000 came out after end of the war. In otherwords, Sinhala military massacred over 100000 Tamils.

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          Ajith
          Mahinda never accepted the killings of civilians were done my Army.
          It is a well known factor that Prabhakaran held civilians as a human shield and it was the Army who rescued them. Mahinda could have finished LTTE within 3 months the same way US bombed terrorists in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Yemen and Pakistan but he took 3 years because he wanted to maintain zero civilian casualty. He didn’t use heavy weapons and that was the reason a massive number of our Army laid down their lives. Before any attack, Army removed civilians first. If any civilian died it was because they were kept by LTTE which was beyond Army’s control or if not either they got caught to landmines, LTTE shells, artillery or crossfire. The No-fire Zones were introduced purely to save the lives of civilians.
          It is interesting to see that none of the Tamils talk about terrorists who died. The reason I believe is that Tamils were more happier than Sinhalese to see the end of Prabhakaran and LTTE !!!!!

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          Ajith
          You very well know that Tamils fled to other countries in hundreds of thousands but keep on lying just for the sake of lying.
          I have already proved the reason why the Tamil number came down with Tamil migration statistic during 2006 – 2010. I shall post it again.
          1). According to “ICG 2010 & Orjuela 2012”, there are 1 million SL Tamils overseas.
          2). According to “Vimalarajah and Cheran 2010”, there are around 180,000 in the UK and 200,000 to 300,000 in Canada.
          3). According to Carley Foster, Ryerson University, in “2007”, there were ONLY 143,000 Tamils in Canada.
          4). According to HRW-2006, there were ONLY 120,000 Tamils in UK in “2006.”
          5). That means between 2006 and 2010, 60,000 Tamils have arrived in UK.
          6). And between 2007 and 2010,.around 157,000 Tamils have arrived in Canada
          7). Check Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, India, Norway, South Africa, Holland too and see how many Tamils have migrated to those countries during the period 2006 -2010.
          I have done this research extensively. I challenge anybody, the UN, UNHRC or any HR jokers that the so called “missing” or “killed” Tamils have actually migrated to other countries. So far not even government appointed Committees now and then, look into the Tamil migration factor.

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            Idiot Champa
            How come there are 80,000 Tamil widows in the North? You mean only their husbands have migrated?

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              Raman
              They were widows even when Prabhakaran was alive. This is the result of your sungod’s ruthless war for a separate state that ravaged the entire country including the Northern province for 33 years since he formally established the LTTE. It is he who is responsible. Not I.
              And also a large number of these women who portray themselves as “widows,” almost 2/3 of them, receive money from overseas from their “missing” and “dead” husbands. I wish them all the best! Actually Ranil said the exact amount in their bank accounts, to my mind Rs. 90 million or 900 million. Ask Ranil. He is like a weewil who could penetrate any bank including temple tills.

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    Guys, let us forget the past, forgive each other and move forward as brothers and sisters. God bless you all and God bless this country!!!!

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